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Don’t Let the Vivienne Westwood Pearls Fool You: Gay Men Face a Mental Health Crisis  

Jack Liepa, 23, is National Director of Sexpression and runner up for the LGBTQ+ Graduate of the Year 2023. In this blog, he explains why there’s a mental health crisis…

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My queer s*x education was p*rn – young people deserve better 

Content creator and writer Max Hovey shares why a lack of inclusive education left him feeling isolated and ashamed. In this blog, he explains why it’s vital that Relationships and…

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5 sobering stats about trans young people

In this blog, Carwyn Williams talks about the challenges many trans young people face and why we must do more to include and support them. We know that it’s challenging…

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The Fight for Inclusive Sex Education in the UK

This Pride Month Brook’s Resource Development Coordinator, Rebecca Cant, looks back at the history of sex education to see what the hard-won battles of the past can teach us in…


Ensuring sexual health services are safe and welcoming for the trans community   

This Sexual Health Week we want to amplify the voices of those who face barriers as well as those who are working tirelessly to break barriers. In this blog, Aben…


Heartstopper made me feel more comfortable in myself as a trans teenager

15-year-old Dew shares why he thinks the Heartstopper books by Alice Oseman and recent Netflix adaptation are so powerful. He explains what difference it would have made to him and…

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Confusing guidance is putting trans and non-binary young people at risk

Following the recent Attorney General’s announcement that ‘schools have no obligation to accommodate trans pupils’, Brook’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Lisa Hallgarten, explores what this means for young…


Celebrating LGBT+ History month with 15,000 young people

Brook experts Nick Dunne and Sarah Simons tell us what it was like to deliver a virtual RSE Lesson to 15,000 young people in celebration of LGBT+ History Month  On…

We need to understand how vital online spaces are for LGBT+ young people

Following the launch of Brook and Sussex University’s new report Digital Intimacies and LGBT+ Youth, 22 year-old RSHE educator Demi Whitnell reflects on their personal and professional experience of online spaces…


Brook response to the ruling of Quincy Bell and Mrs A v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Brook welcomes the ruling as upholding the right of young people to consent to medical treatment. In response to the ruling of the Court of Appeal in the judgment of…


How to make sure your RSE is LGBT+ inclusive

For Sexual Health Week 2020 and throughout September, Brook is celebrating the introduction of mandatory RSE in all schools in England. Here, Brook Education and Wellbeing Specialist, Emilie Cousins, talks…

Why we must not forget the history of Pride

Brook Education and Wellbeing Specialist, Elyssa Rider, writes on the history of Pride and why we must fight to protect marginalised identities within the LGBT community in order to achieve true equality for all.