The LGBTQ community is full of loving and caring individuals who make you feel at home and accepted. But there is another side to the LGBTQ community that I am seeing more and more of. This side is our own actual members of the community discriminating against our own people. Not only does this baffle … Continue reading Why is the LGBTQ+ Community Against’s It’s Own People?
Coming out as LGBTQ to close friends and family can be extremely tough. It's a scary time as those who you are telling, you don't know how they will respond. If you are one of those people who have been trusted with this information, never in a million years is it then ok to use this … Continue reading Why outing someone is never ok.
What actually is asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction toward any gender When individuals hear the term 'Asexual' they may think that it means abstaining from sex, hating sex or are just plain against the idea of sex. But this is not the case. Although asexuals experience a … Continue reading What is Asexuality?
LGBTQ relationships are ones that always seem to have myths and stereotypes lurking around, waiting for a comment from an uneducated plonker.So, what are these ridiculous myths and stereotypes we all hear whilst being in an LGBTQ relationship I hear you ask? Because sadly there are so many, we have chosen a select few to … Continue reading Myths of LGBTQ Relationships
When you've identified in the LGBTQ community for a while, you hear common phrases that you wish didn't exist. Here are just a few that we have come up with! 1. So when did you turn gay It's thought that over night you can suddenly become gay. Its the biggest secret kept in the LGBTQ community … Continue reading 7 Most Annoying Things You Hear When Identifying In The LGBTQ Community
Pride, a time to celebrate equality and love. It's a place where you can truly relax and be yourself. But if you've never been to a pride before, it can be quite daunting. I know the feeling 'what do I wear', 'is this too much glitter?' 'Can I really dress up as a unicorn' (hell … Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Pride
Sexuality & gender can be a confusing and complicated time in anyone's life.In fact, there are apparently 35 sexuality labels so far! So, trying to identify with one of 35 can sometimes be extremely hard.As seen on Unite before, sexuality labels don't define you as a person, in fact, if you can't find one that … Continue reading What is my Sexual Orientation?
Throughout our lifetime, no doubt we will hear the phrase 'That's so gay'. In fact, in schools in the U.K., 95% of students heard the word 'gay' as an insult or used to describe something they didn't like. Sadly, it isn't surprising. Throughout our lifetime we will all hear homophobic language, it could be in … Continue reading The Effects of Homophobic Language
Dating can be daunting, for all of us. A lot of the dating advice you may come across online is often aimed towards heterosexuals but that doesn't mean we don't need it just as much! A certain amount of this advice isn't even relevant to the LGBT+ community as they can be filled with gender roles … Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Dating Scene
School can be a very stressful situation for everyone. But for LGBTQ indivudals, it can be a lot harder. Unite looked at why this is; in 2012 a survey was carried out in the UK. Over 1,600 students were asked a number of questions regarding LGBTQ views within schools. It was found that 55% experience … Continue reading LGBTQ views and opinions in Education