This is #QueerJoy, sharing words of resilient wisdom from one generation to the next.

We’re on a mission to spread #QueerJoy across the UK for everyone’s benefit.


Because in a collaborative workshop with akt’s youth (a charity supporting the UK’s LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25) we unearthed a heartfelt request and need from them to actually see & hear from more queer role models ‘who’ve been there, done that’ and are still/now smiling!

And because 56% of 18-24 year olds across the UK don’t identify as 100% heterosexual (YouGov, 2018).

Yet LGBTQ youth are x4more likely to attempt suicide (Trevor Project 2022).

The remit became clear – craft a #QueerJoy campaign, to create an uplifting, positive impact on youth across the UK.

See all of the videos on the @QueerJoy YouTube channel & then please share your favourites in your preferred format!

The core #queerjoy videos are transcribed here for those who need, or simply prefer to read instead of listen: Queer Joy video transcripts

Share the joy!

1. Help the joy be seen – simply share your favourite #QueerJoy video(s) on your socials & tag someone who’d appreciate it

2. Add to the joy – share your own words/ memories/ tips of resilient #QueerJoy. (E.g. Do it in a quick YouTube Short (or however & wherever you prefer!))

Help show the next generation that there’s success and happiness to be found in being your authentic self as you go through life.