Gina DenhamCome Out For LGBT
POLICE SERGEANT, ESSEX POLICE
I think it’s important to celebrate how important allies are to the LGBT community. Those allies who stood by my side during the very early stages of my transition made a real difference to my self-esteem and sense of belonging. Simply being by my side...
Sirina-Monique Prescod-SebastianCome Out For LGBT
I was Stonewall’s Young Campaigner of the Year in 2015.
In a way, I came out to a lot of the UK doing that. I wanted to stand up and say to other LGBT people, ‘It’s ok. Be yourself and keep your head up.’
Growing up, one of my best friends was my biggest support...
Ryan AtkinCome Out For LGBT
It's important in life that individuals can be themselves, and that they feel they are in an inclusive environment. That's true in sport too. It needs people already within the world of sport to demonstrate that it's possible.
I've felt a lot of support from a lot of...
Ruth RussellCome Out For LGBT
My club night, Unskinny Bop, has been running for many years as a queer disco in straight venues. The success of this depends a lot on the willingness of the venue staff to help us queer the space, making the toilets gender neutral for the night, providing diversity training for...
Owl FisherCome Out For LGBT
WRITER, FILMMAKER & NON-BINARY TRANS ACTIVIST
Fox and I do a lot of work together and are each other's allies in a lot of ways. There is still so much to do – there has been a lot more awareness recently about what it means to be a trans woman or trans man, but non-binary people...
Linda RileyCome Out For LGBT
PUBLISHER OF DIVA
I came out in the late 1970s. LGBT equality has moved a lot further since then. We have marriage equality, more employment rights, rights for LGBT parents – 30 years ago they weren’t there.
Couples would break up and the non-biological parent would be left with...
Jake GrafCome Out For LGBT
WRITER, DIRECTOR & ACTOR
It’s important for me to see the ‘T’ in LGBT properly included, and I feel strongly that there is strength in unity. I work as a patron for the Mermaids Charity, which helps trans children. You hear such horror stories – 11-year-old girls having air guns...
Ian KehoeCome Out For LGBT
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & STONEWALL FC CLUB SECRETARY
Attitudes towards LGBT people differ from one sport to the other. They're driven by who follows the sports and the atmosphere at games – the fans vary hugely. Football is a very tribal game. When someone does come out, they will be...