The Cornwall that the LGBTQi+ community want

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What is it like for the LGBTQi+ community growing up, getting an education, working and living in Cornwall?

What sort of barriers do you face and what could improve your way of life? Are there enough spaces and venues? Is it easy to access health advice and support? How do you look after your mental health? Is it easy to access leisure activities such as taking part in sport?

Tell us your experiences about how life for the LGBTQi+ community could be improved in Cornwall.

What is it like for the LGBTQi+ community growing up, getting an education, working and living in Cornwall?

What sort of barriers do you face and what could improve your way of life? Are there enough spaces and venues? Is it easy to access health advice and support? How do you look after your mental health? Is it easy to access leisure activities such as taking part in sport?

Tell us your experiences about how life for the LGBTQi+ community could be improved in Cornwall.

Your stories and experiences of being part of the LGBTQi+ community in Cornwall

Please share your stories and experiences of living in Cornwall. What has been good, what's not so good and what changes could be made to improve your way of life?

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    Growing up in Redruth

    by Matty B, 3 days ago
    I went to Redruth School and spent the entire time absolutely terrified that students and staff might find out I'm gay. I felt isolated, and there was no education, support or anything. By the time I was sixteen I had cut myself off from everyone for years and was so down I considered suicide. Section 28 came in leaving me under no illusion; my life was neither wanted nor valued by the Thatcher government. I really felt the contempt of society towards LGBT+ people, so when I experience it today, often online but also in the real world as well... Continue reading

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    Transgender carer in Cornwall

    by Deanna , 3 days ago
    Transgender in Cornwall isn't as easy as it possibly could be. Don't get me wrong, out and about I haven't had any open transphobic comments but just the odd look and comments not to me but behind my back. Most people, however, are quite accepting and friendly. Most shop workers have been fine but there is one in both Asda and Tesco that would be nice and chatty to other customers but wouldn't talk to me or even look at me. When I go in there I stay well clear of them as most of the others are ok.


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    We Need to Talk

    by X99, 4 days ago
    I'm transgender and so is my partner. People tend to think that Cornwall is a bit old fashioned regarding attitudes but I have to say that in the little village where I live, most people have been extremely fair and I get plenty of support if needed. However, I have been at the receiving end of some transphobic hatred, which sadly can still happen anywhere, and is deeply unpleasant.


    I strongly feel that there's a need for open discussion regarding 'trans issues' (and other LGBTQI issues, too). The thing is that many (maybe most?) trans people have struggled privately for... Continue reading

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