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LGBTQIA+ Information

LGBTQIA+ Information

What does Transgender mean?

Trans is an umbrella term for people who do not feel like they fit the body of the gender they were born as. 

Trans can be a term used for someone who is non-binary, Transfluid, transgender and many more. 

Transgender has existed since ancient times but the term has only developed since the 1950s. Although we have come a long way, there is still a long way to go. 

Statistics show that 2 in 5 trans people face hate crimes as well as 2 in 5 trans young people attempt suicide. 

Please, if you ever feel you are struggling, call someone.

 Here is a trans helpline: 

Trans Helpline through Mind is 0300 330 5468. They are open on a friday from 8pm till midnight.

*Other helpful resources* are:


A series of gay liberation protests occurred after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in June1969, (often referred to as the Stonewall riots) inspired the Pride movement. The first marches were protests but have become more of a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

However, with current issues surrounding trans rights, conversion therapy and increased homophobia it is important to continue to fight for love and acceptance.


Pronouns are words we use in everyday language to refer to ourselves or others. They can be an important way to express gender identity. I, me, she/her, he/him, they/them are some examples.

Some trans and gender non-conforming people may use they, them or theirs as personal pronouns.

Some people use multiple pronouns.

There are some new pronouns xe/xir, ze/zir