A student of drama interested in social justice, writer weekly column in First News
newspaper and youth participation volunteer at NSPCC and ChildLine.
I am part of a nationwide team of young people who are involved in campaigning
and participation work with ChildLine. Through ChildLine’s commitment to giving
young people a voice, a group of us have been offered the opportunity to become
youth bloggers to share our views and opinions on youth issues. All opinions in this
post, and all ChildLine Youth Blogger posts do not represent the views of ChildLine or
ChildLine is a service for young people in the UK. You can contact ChildLine if you are feeling
scared, out of control or just want to talk to someone - no problem is too big or too small.
Contact them via their website (www.childline.or.uk) or call free on 0800 1111.’
I've been lucky; being a young gay man in the 21st Century is certainly different to that of fifty, or even ten, years ago. In essence the law is now on my side, I can love another man freely, I can get engaged and have a civil partnership and, should...