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Disabled/neurodiverse

OLDER GROUP (MAKE)

  • They have a good understanding of what the letters LGBT stand for
  • They have good recognition of the rainbow flag and positive associations (equality, acceptance and inclusion)

YOUNGER GROUP (REDWOOD PARK)

  • They have less understanding of what the letters LGBT stand for
  • They have no strong associations with the rainbow flag

BOTH GROUPS

  • They do not use recognised vocabulary to express their orientation
  • They do not tell people their pronouns
  • They have some awareness of being different
  • Do understand what “coming out” means

Ethnic minorities

  • They are very self-aware and use their pronouns to introduce themselves
  • Pronouns are an important part of their identity and they feel that it shows respect to acknowledge them
  • Some are using multiple pronouns to try out different identities to see which one feels right to them e.g. a non-binary person thinking about becoming a trans-woman

North Portsmouth

  • They are very self-aware and most use their pronouns to introduce themselves unprompted
  • Pronouns are an important part of their identity and they feel that it shows respect to acknowledge them
  • Some are using multiple pronouns to try out different identities
  • Some talk about changing, or have changed, their name
  • They show good recognition of the rainbow flag and the different flags that represent different identities in the community e.g. bisexual, aromantic, pansexual