Sexuality

Do We Still Need National Coming Out Day?

So it’s National Coming Out Day and for many, this will be an exciting and celebratory day. However, we can’t help but think, despite the leaps and bounds in the fight for equality the UK has made, such as marriage and adoption, do we still need a day for coming out? 11 Reasons Why we Definitely

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“We are not unicorns, we are real!” – Wegan told DTL everything there is to know about femme visibility

Ditch the Label had a chance to have a chat with Whitney and Megan, or as you may know them ‘Wegan’, about the importance of femme visibility and why it is a subject that really matters. DTL: Firstly, would you be able to tell us a bit about yourselves for those who don’t know you

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Non-Binary Person (and why)

Non-binary people get a lot of stick on the internet and IRL for their perceived gender expression. The reasons behind these bullying behaviours can range from ignorance to aggression and often come down to fear. For some reason, the fact that gender is a spectrum rather than a binary (consisting of two parts) really pisses

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Why are There No Gay Footballers in the Premier League?

With the start of the Premier League Season upon us. We here at Ditch the Label think it’s about time we tackle one of football’s most prominent issues, pun definitely intended. For those unaware, the English Premier League is the top division of English football and is filled with the best teams in England. This begs

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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

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🏳️‍🌈 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

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11 Secrets of a Sex Worker

The 11 Secrets of a Sex Worker My name is Douglas and I have been a gay male sex worker for nearly 18 years and involved in sex worker activism for the IUSW and The Harlots Collective for about ten years, here in the United Kingdom. I have worked in Edinburgh, London and Newcastle as

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What is Revenge Porn? 5 Things You Should Know from the Experts

What is Revenge porn? Sounds scary doesn’t it? Here, Carmel Glassbrook from the Revenge Porn Helpline breaks down the top 5 things you need to know about revenge porn from her experience working with the organisation: 1. It’s not always about “revenge” and it’s not really porn. So, the story goes; “Boy meets girl. Girl sends

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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

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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

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