And it changed all thanks to actress Maya Hawke.
"I could not be prouder of my child – standing in truth, exploring possibilities, being authentic and open."
"We’ve had so many first kisses as different people. There’s always something new."
Cities around the world hosted Pride marches in recent weeks, 50 years after the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan spearheaded the LGBTQ+ rights movement. In the summer of 1979, patrons at the Stonewall Inn retaliated after a police raid on the bar. The following year, the first Pride march was held, both in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and in protest at the discrimination endured.
Three years ago, Emi Salida came out as asexual. To some, the term was completely new and incomprehensible but what hurt more were people excluding her from the LGBTQ community as they didn’t think it applied for ‘other’ status. Now, Emi explains the lifestyle to her YouTube community, helping others navigate life as asexual and raising awareness of how it should be part of the LGBTQ community.
Children are contacting the helpline about gender and sexual identity.
You can select up to three sexual orientations from a list of nine ❤️
“I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others.”
Mayor Sadiq Khan visited London’s first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter. The temporary space has been set up by queer charity Outside Project in a disused fire station in Clerkenwell. Research shows LGBTQ+ people are at a greater risk of both rough sleeping and homelessness.
Jake and Hannah Graf have been called Britain’s “Trans Power Couple”. They discuss how they’ve become the role models they never had and the importance of speaking out.