June is #PrideMonth in the UK and around the world and here at the Youth Fairy we are very proud to support and stand up for the rights of all LGBT+ families, parents, grandparents and young people. ❤️🧡💛💚💙
💪 We know that we are always stronger, better and prouder together!
💪 And this year marks a very special celebration as Pride in the UK is now 50 Years old!
The LGBT+ charity, Stonewall established here in the UK, published the “School Report- The Experience of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans young people in Britain’s schools” in 2017, with key findings that many found upsetting.
😔 Nearly half are bullied in Britain’s schools
😔 Including 64% of trans pupils
😔 50% hear homophobic slurs ‘frequently’ or ‘often’
😔 80%+ of trans young people have self-harmed
😔 60% of LGB young people have self-harmed
😔 40%+ of trans young people have tried to take their own life
Just 2 in 5 feel they have an adult at home they can talk to about being LGBT and the bullying that was found in the report took many forms and occurred by prevalence in this order:
😡 Verbal abuse
😡 Gossip
😡 Being ignored/isolated
😡 Intimidating looks
😡 Physical abuse
😡 Stealing or damaging belongings
😡 Death threats
😡 Sexual assault
😡 Threatened with a weapon
5 years on from this report…
We hope that our young people feel safer in schools to be who they want to be, but there may still be work to do.
We know that young people are influenced by many things in their lives, first their parents and caregivers, their teachers, their peers, social media, music and television and that educating young people is the job of all of us.
So, todays blog looks at:
🧚 What is Pride month
🧚 Why we have it
🧚 How parents can help to educate their children
🧚 Ideas for book and TV programmes
🧚 Helpful signposting and resources to support
Grab a cuppa and take a read here: 👇 👇 👇

Penzance Pride

Ash: “I am still struggling to put into words how amazing Penzance Pride was on Saturday. I have struggled to attend previous ones due to locations being hard to acses on public transport so love the travelling pride this year. I know it must be alot of work. 
But back to the event. My face was beeming in all the press photos I stumbled on.   The feeling of love and safety in the community and the event. I may have come on my own but i wasn’t alone. 
Even when I got of the train I was accepted as a ‘safe person’ to others attending event who needed help getting there. 
You did amazing things for people. I talked to so many people and never felt alone during the event. I felt very safe when in the event. The security team need a shout out too as well as your volenteers they all made such an effort to ensure it was a fun filled day. Sorry just rambling now. 
Thank you from a neuro divergent, non binary, pansexual who found a safe space last saturday.”
Please DM your stories, we need your amazing feedback, check out the link in the comment! The survey is for the fab people attending Cornwall Pride in 2022.

Your feedback will be used to improve future services & your feedback is anonymous (unless you would like us to contact you). Cornwall Pride – Onen hag oll (One and All)

We are stronger together, and remember to Love Who You Want To Love and Be Who You Want To Be!

Newquay Pride
Bhavna: “Cornwall Pride made me cry today. A lot. But in a good way. As I sat listening the amazing line up of artists a bunch of kids and young people draped in all different flags came to the open bit and started dancing with dare I say it, gay abandon! My inner little 9 year old wanted to join them so badly but I couldn’t – just think of the headlines!
It made me think of how far we’ve come that little ones are a little bit more freer to get involved in Pride events than I could have as a child. I remember being threatened with my life by my mum. I cried for my little self, first it was a little tear, and by the time the singer – Benji got to Dancing Queen, I LOST it. That’s my song. One of the first my 9 year old self heard when we came to the UK. I LOVE THAT SONG. I dream of dancing with my future wife to that one day. I want that more than I can say.
Luckily Matthew – popped up and I went to the dance floor and hugged him and sobbed my deep gratitude. To him, Nathaniel and the whole Cornwall Pride crew and sponsors, my heartfelt thanks. I sat and thought of the journey I’ve had since I came out 18 years ago. So much heartache, disappointment, rejection, pain. Just because I love women.
So many people in the LGBTQ community have experienced the same that sometimes I wonder if we aren’t all damaged beyond repair? Will I ever experience a normal relationship with a partner who hasn’t got a billion ‘issues’ or self loathing?
This is not a pity party post. I’m sitting in my beautiful garden in CORNWALL!! Listening to ABBA, eating giant Monster Munch with Rattler Pear Cider. My heart is at peace, my tongue is writing a letter of complaint. Today feels like a huge end of the longest mourning period. A realisation that the world IS my oyster and I AM happy as I am. I don’t NEED anyone. I AM completely complete and happy. And I have PEACE! I’m very glad I went to Pride today. I hope I can make it to LONDON pride in July! That would be AMAZING way to celebrate 50 years on the planet at the end of this month!
All is well. Blessed beyond belief!”
Please DM your stories, we need your amazing feedback, check out the link in the comment! The survey is for the fab people attending Cornwall Pride in 2022.

Your feedback will be used to improve future services & your feedback is anonymous (unless you would like us to contact you). Cornwall Pride – Onen hag oll (One and All)

We are stronger together, and remember to Love Who You Want To Love and Be Who You Want To Be