Loneliness & Isolation

Shantania Beckford
‘You’re not alone’: YouTuber Shantania Beckford on being black and coming out

Digital Pride: ‘Tell your friends first,’ she advises

A Digital Pride video at Canary Wharf in London
Thank you for making Digital Pride a success!

The fourth, annual Digital Pride draws to a close today – and millions of you have become involved

Shah Brunei
‘Looking over each other’s shoulders’: Living as a gay man in Brunei

Shahiran Shahrani reflects on his experiences as a gay man in Brunei before fleeing to Canada to escape sedition charges

Contestants of Mr Gay Japan 2019 (Photo: Facebook)
Are isolated LGBTI Japanese finally about to step out of the closet?

A high-profile court challenge is bringing LGBTI issues into Japan’s mainstream

Denny Faj is one of Indonesia's only openly-gay athletes (Photo: Provided)
Running away from loneliness in Indonesia

After he was disowned by his family, gay runner Denny Faj found community in the world of sport

Paula Pell and fiancée Janine Brito
Comedian Paula Pell says it’s lonely dating as an older LGBTI person

Digital Pride: But it can also teach you about yourself, she tells GSN

Bradley Birkholz
Young gay guy finds out what it’s really like to have sex when you’re older

From erectile dysfunction to emotional intimacy, nothing’s off the table here

Many LGBTI people in Egypt experience loneliness
Loneliness and isolation led me to antidepressants: but there is another way

OPINION: In Egypt, loneliness and being LGBTI often go hand in hand, explains AR Fathy

Food 4 Thot . are the hillarious weekly podcast, who are taking part in this week's Digital Pride festival | Photo: Food 4 Thot
12 LGBTI podcasts you should download and listen to right now

These LGBTI podcasts are tackling loneliness by talking about isolation in our community

a man in a wheelchair with a person walking beside them in jeans. the shot only shows their legs
With a little help from friends, older LGBTI people can overcome loneliness

Older LGBTI people face extremely high rates of loneliness

Gay activist Peter Scott-Presland and Jim MacSweeney.
This gay man has great advice about having sex when you get older

Insecurities can take a toll on LGBTI older people and impact their sex life

A float at West Hollywood Pride
How misogyny makes the LGBTI community a lonely place for queer women

Digital Pride: LA queer women tell GSN how West Hollywood isn’t a welcoming place

A woman sits alone and depressed
57% of LGBTI people lose a friend or family member after coming out

Digital Pride: Three-quarters (72%) of GSN readers said they ‘always’ or ‘sometimes’ felt lonely

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This gay couple overcame their wedding fears by facing them head-on

The fear of homophobia can be incredibly isolating

Lewis Oakley at UK Black Pride | Photo: @lewyoaks / Twitter
Is this the reason why bisexual people have yet to form a community?

Considering bisexual people make up the majority of LGBTI people, why is there no ‘bi community’?

Amazin LeThi is fighting LGBTI homelessness | Photo: Supplied
Amazin LeThi: Coming out as a rainbow Asian athlete changed my life

Coming out in a sexist, homophobic and racist world is a very hard thing to do

Davey Shields is a co-host of MenTalkHealth. | Photo: Supplied
How I started living for myself and not just for weekends on the gay scene

Feel like every Sunday is a waste? You’re not alone

An older man looks through blinds
Older LGBTI people fear having to return to the closet

A new documentary explores the experiences of older LGBTI people in Scotland and their fears about the care sector

Gay men in a promotion photo for Chariots sauna in London
Casual sex, loneliness and the desire for human contact

OPINION: Bathhouses, overworking, alcohol… LGBTI people use many tools to distract themselves from loneliness: some healthier than others

Dancing to defeat loneliness | Photo: Digital Pride
This video of a same-sex couple dancing to fight loneliness is so important

Watch the official dance video for Digital Pride 2019

a person sitting in front of window blinds with their hand on their forehead
We need to talk about the loneliness many LGBTI people experience

This year’s Digital Pride is exploring isolation and loneliness among LGBTI communities – and these are the reasons why

How one of the billboards in Times Square, New York City, will appear
Digital Pride brings same-sex intimacy to Times Square

Over 3 million people in NYC and London will be challenged to think about how loneliness and isolation impact LGBTI lives

Matilda Davies
Being a lesbian in a man’s world is lonely: Find your own tribe to survive

OPINION: On Lesbian Visibility Day, we need to talk about why being a lesbian can feel so isolating – and how we can make it better

Pen pals for LGBTI prisoners
This is what it’s like to be a pen pal for LGBTI people in prison

LGBTI inmates often have no one to talk to — that’s how these pen pal programs tackle their loneliness

A previous protest where an activist flew a rainbow flag at the pyramids in Giza.
What’s it like to go on the run after your boyfriend is jailed for being gay?

This 21-year-old college student left everything behind when his country, Egypt, started a homophobic crackdown

Gay Cuddle club isolation lgbt community
How this cuddle club for gay and bi men fights loneliness with intimacy

The Gay Cuddle Club helps reconnect men with the concept of intimacy

Lewis Oakley is fighting for bi visibility | Photo: Supplied
Bisexual role models are needed to fight isolation and loneliness

In the first weekly opinion piece, Lewis Oakley reveals why bi people are struggling in comparison to gay and straight people