It is well known that those from marginalised communities face additional challenges when it comes to LGBT+ representation. Individuals from Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority backgrounds often have to work twice has hard to have their voices heard. Alongside this, we see a severe lack of representation and discussion around LGBT+ people with disability or neurodiversity.
Thankfully, due to the outstanding work done by many to raise awareness of these discrepancies, this is slowly but surely changing. Through our youth survey we have seen young people state that this is an area they want to see change in.
With a backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2021 awards celebrated the work done by organisations and individuals who work to promote change in these areas.