The Aussie superstar has spoken out about the importance of visible LGBTQIA role models in schools
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY ITV
One of our favourite LGBTQIA allies Dannii Minogue has given her vocal support for queer representation in schools, praising Just Like Us’ Student Ambassador Programme. This scheme allows LGBTQIA young people to benefit from mentoring, workshops, and guidance from other LGBTQIA people.
The Aussie superstar has expressed her support for this scheme, urging anyone 18-25 in the LGBTQIA community to sign up to be an ambassador. “What Just Like Us endeavours to do is to make all young LGBTIA people feel seen, heard and represented. If you are 18 to 25 and you are LGBTIA, you can sign up for their ambassador role,” she said.
Dannii continued: “This means you’ll go into schools, share your story, speak to other young people and make them feel so secure. The work Just Like Us does is so important, it helps so many young LGBT+ people. Be the representation you never had, and sign up now!”
Currently, LGBTQIA young people in schools are twice as likely to be bullied than their straight peers. A shocking 91% of queer youth have heard negative language about the LGBTQIA community during their time at school. Just Like Us’ Ambassador Programme allows queer students a chance to see themselves represented in school and can help to break down stigmas and misconceptions.
Laura Mackay, Chief Executive of Just Like Us, the LGBTIA young people’s charity, said: “We are so grateful to Dannii Minogue for her support of Just Like Us’ Ambassador Programme. She is an incredible ally to the LGBTIA community, and her willingness to stand up and fight for LGBTIA young people is wonderful to see.”
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