Identity

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

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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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Everyday Sexism this ‘Chick’ is Tired of…

Despite the progress us humans have made in terms of gender equality in recent times, here are a bunch of seriously annoying, everyday things which us vagina owners will find all too familiar… Dress codes Believe it or not, there are STILL some workplaces which insist on women wearing heels to work – Do we really

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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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Harnaam Kaur Talks to DTL About Life as a Beautiful Bearded Lady…

Meet Harnaam Kaur AKA The Bearded Dame – Ditch the Label had the pleasure of chatting with Harnaam who talks about what its been like for her growing up with a beard. Read on to find out about Harnaam’s battle against bullying, prejudice and negativity towards her appearance and how despite the hard times, she’s embraced

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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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We Caught Up With Rav Bansal

After being selected to appear on the well loved cooking show Great British Bake-Off, Rav Bansal has experienced the good the bad and the ugly side of being on TV. Ditch the Label caught up with Rav to talk about bullying, discrimination, masculinity and all things culinary. DTL: Firstly can you tell us a bit about yourself

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We Interviewed Viktoria Modesta – The Bionic Woman…

“Forget what you know about disability” At the age of 15, Viktoria Modesta made the decision to fight for her mobility by pushing for the amputation of her left leg below the knee. As a result of this monumental decision, Viktoria was subsequently empowered to pursue a career in performance. Sporting fiercely innovative prosthetics, Viktoria

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