LGBT+

Jazz Jennings: “I’m proud of who I am. This is me, I’m transgender, and that’s okay!”

Meet Jazz… YouTuber, Activist, TV personality and International transgender spokesperson aside, she’s a typical teenage girl who just happens to be transgender. DTL caught up with Jazz Jennings to talk about transitioning, dealing with transphobia in the past, and what’s in store for the future! ❤️ Hey Jazz thanks for chatting to us! First up, can you tell

...Read More

My experience as a gay, black man

Jamel on his experience as a gay, black man As a homosexual man of British-Caribbean decent, I have struggled my entire life to satisfy the expectations of the black community, while still staying true to my gay self. Growing up I often questioned my sexuality; although I recognised and accepted my attraction to men, I

...Read More

🏳️‍🌈 LOVE HAPPENS HERE 🏳️‍🌈 Pride in London

Pride in London and Ditch the Label 2017 marks 50 years since Parliament voted to partially legalise homosexuality in the UK. While we may have scored some minor victories in terms of LGBT+ rights in recent times, we still have a long way to go. It’s sometimes difficult to stay optimistic in light of recent

...Read More

Before You Attend Gay Pride Celebrations This Summer, Here’s What You Should Know…

When we say Pride, you say…glitter, right? Well it hasn’t always been fabulous y’know! Here are some things you should know about the history of Gay Pride parades and why they are very much still needed. A Bit of Background… The reason gay pride takes place in many cities across the world is for communities

...Read More

6 of the Most Progressive Video Game Characters

Being the absolute nerds that we are, Ditch the Label thought it would be fun to compile a list about video games. Be it the first transgender video game character ever, or even a pop culture icon, all of these characters had a part to play in the progression of video games. 1 – Samus When

...Read More

LGBT+ Related Bullying in the Eating Disorder Community: Krista Sturgeon Blogs

LGBT+ related bullying in the eating disorder community When you go for eating disorder treatment the last thing you ever expect is to be bullied in this environment, but when you are not a straight, white, female it happens more than you might think. I must admit that things are getting better, but people that

...Read More

“I Have An Amazing Family and Also Great Friends Who Love Me For All That I am, Including Gay”: YouTuber Shannon Beveridge

We interviewed YouTuber Shannon Beveridge DtL: Hi Shannon! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Shannon: I can definitely try! My names Shannon Beveridge, originally from Dallas, TX currently trying to survive in the big/beautiful city of Los Angeles. I’m a full time “YoutTuber” and coffee enthusiast. DtL: Have you ever experienced bullying?

...Read More

‘I am a Double Minority – as a Woman and a Queer Person’: We Interviewed Comedian Cameron Esposito

‘I work in a very competitive field and a field where I am a double minority – as a woman and a queer person’ – we interviewed comedian Cameron Esposito DtL: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Cameron: I’m a standup comic, actor, writer, wife, lesbian and woman. DtL: If you could go

...Read More

LGBT+ World Voices: “Do we still need to celebrate Pride today?”

My name is Charlie, and I’m from Sweden, one of the most tolerant and liberal countries in the world. How lucky I am, to have been brought up in a country deemed so progressive; never have I been asked, or ordered to act in a way that is unnatural, or untrue to my authentic self.

...Read More

LGBT+ World Voices: What is it Like to be a Transwoman of Colour?

Life as a transwoman of colour can be a very challenging and solitary existence In the patriarchal and gender-biased world we live in, it is extremely challenging for someone assigned ‘male’ at birth, to assume their femininity. Society makes it very hard, almost impossible. A transwoman’s journey to womanhood is one ridden with one challenge

...Read More