LGBT Heros – Sylvia Rivera

LGBT Heros – Sylvia Rivera This is the second of my gay hero’s I’ve chosen to write about. This history brings us much closer to the present than my last. Sylvia Riviera was born and raised in New York. She was born of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan parentage. Her father abandoned the family when Sylvia…

My Gay Hero

One of the Liberate volunteers takes the opportunity to talk about one of their gay hero’s during LGBT history month; Gay History Month is upon us and I thought it provided a great opportunity to provide an insight into a gay hero of mine: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs. He has been described as a ‘Pioneering Gay…

Liberate launch new writing competition

Have you ever fancied being a writer? Now’s your chance! Liberate are very excited to be hosting a LGBTQ+ Writing Competition during LGBT History month!  This  competition aims to educate and inform the public about the challenges of being LBGTQ today. The inspiration for the competition came from one of the Liberate volunteers after they…

Liberate and Guernsey Mind launch LGBTQ+ peer led mental health support group

Thankfully there is a growing acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) community in the Bailiwick in recent years. And in the Bailiwick more people are feeling comfortable and confident in identifying themselves as LGBTQ+ people. However, people who identify as LGBTQ+ are four times more likely to attempt suicide across…

Pride in Sport: Wear Rainbows with Pride

‘Pride in Sport’ will return for the third Channel Islands Pride festivities in Guernsey. Aiming to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ people, local sports teams, personalities, and anyone involved with any sporting activities will be encouraged to show their support for LGBTQ+ equality and diversity in sport by wearing rainbow laces and sweatbands. Sponsored…