I care deeply about empowering young LGBT+ voices. I'm a mentor for National Student Pride's media team, but I also tell and produce stories with words, audio, and video. Obsessed by Toy Story, gifs and all things queer.
I think it's a shame that it is impolite to bring up glory holes in most conversations, but I understand that isn't everyone's cup of tea. But I do think it would be darn super if we were able to talk about some sex openly.
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This summer, around a rather large Chinese takeaway, I spoke to my family about how I tried to take my life. Between me and my dad, plus a few tears, we talked about the pain this event had caused all of us. It was the first time that many family members listened to this story and it was the first time we spoke about it so openly.
For many young people, Orlando will be the largest attack on LGBT people that has happened in their lifetime. It certainly is for me. As with many, I may have been alive in 1999 when the gay bar in London the Admiral Duncan was nail-bombed, killing three and injuring 70 - but I didn't watch the news when I was 7, so it doesn't sit in my mindset like Orlando does.
Let us be clear from the offset, we don't yet know the circumstances of his death. What we do know is he had a pain problem and that he's also been given antidotes to counteract high doses of pain medication.
Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.
I currently have MEGA post-pride blues. It's my third year helping out with National Student Pride since it came to London, and in an attempt to boost my levels to those I get when in our luminous pink skinny jeans - I've jotted down my highlights of the Saturday...
I know it's possible to cope with Mental Health, even when it gets so difficult. I know that every person who tells their story of mental health breaks down stigma by providing a ray of hope. And that's what we need. More Hope.
02/02/2016 17:19 GMT
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