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Diversity Role Models’ fundraising auction and carnival returns for its second year on Thursday 24 October, with Amy LamÃ© hosting.
Taking place at London’s CafÃ© de Paris, with a spectacular line-up of prizes, acts and entertainment, organisers expect it to raise even more than last year’s £76,000, when celebrity guests and performers such as Alison Moyet, Sue Perkins and Boy George mingled with the guests.
Actor and TV presenter Christopher Biggins will be the auctioneer, with prizes to include:
Proceeds go towards ensuring Diversity Role Models (DRM) can deliver their programme to as many young people as possible and work towards a world in which homophobic bullying is a thing of the past. Since its launch in 2011, DRM has delivered over 250 pro-diversity workshops to over 5,000 pupils using 74 trained role models, communicating directly with students of all ages, using positive role models to counter negative stereotypes based on sexuality.
Of the 5,000 pupils, 92% indicated that they would treat a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person better after the workshop, while 90% indicated that they would use the word ‘gay’ as a derogatory term less in the future. In addition, after the workshops, only 1% said they would stop being friends with someone who told them they were gay – compared to 15% before the workshops started.
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