Comics Youth launches ‘LGBT+Me’

Comics Youth has launched a brand-new project called ‘LGBT+ Me’, an independent comics label for young people aged 8-13. It is recruiting LGBTQIA+ Adult’s Steering Group to guide and advise the project, which is specifically devoted to educating, raising awareness, and tackling stigma associated with being a LGBTQIA+ young person in today’s society. 

Comics Youth’s National Comics label aims to educate parents, guardians, and the wider community on how to better support the mental health of LGBTQIA+ youth from escalating. At its heart, ‘LGBT+Me’ seeks to embed young people with lived experiences of marginalisation, bullying and mental ill-health to work with each other and their families to create a paradigm shift in publishing and diversify representation in print and digital media. 

The steering group will help to place the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer lived experience at the heart of each publication. The project will also be supported by a separate Youth Steering Group and its blended model will ensure that content is as culturally sensitive and responsive as possible. 

The organisation is explicitly encouraging applications from LGBTQIA+ people of faith, people of colour and/or Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, people who are migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, D/deaf people, as well as people with disabilities, long-term health conditions, learning differences, impairments and neurodivergence.

The Steering Group will meet five times in the next 12 months, with one meeting focused on getting to know one another. Each meeting will be one hour long and hosted via Microsoft Teams. You can download full details here: LGBT+ Me Steering Group Call.

The deadline for applications is 12:59pm on Friday the 19th of February. To apply, simply complete a copy of the application and equalities form here: Equalities Monitoring Form 2020 to

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