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Middlesex graduate launches new LGBT online community

Rebecca Manning, who recently graduated from Middlesex University with a BSc Nursing (Mental Health), is applying her experience in mental health care to an exciting new venture, launching an online platform for the LGBT community. Rebecca Manning Pride Voyager LGBT

Pride Voyager is a subscription-based website for those identifying as LGBT to share stories, access news and opinion pieces, chat, make connections and benefit from special offers, events and competitions. The website promises to be a secure and supportive outlet for open discussion about LGBT issues, as well as creating a network for its members that will translate from online to real life.

"There's no doubt that the internet can be a fantastic source of information for the LGBT community, especially those living in rural areas where help and advice can be harder to find," Rebecca says. "But the flipside is that information can be outdated or even wrong, and unfortunately, contributors still face discrimination and ignorance."

The launch of Pride Voyager sees Rebecca use her nursing background "within a more commercial role," she says. As well as drawing on personal experiences, she was inspired to create the online platform after completing her final year dissertation, which looked at poor outcomes for patients undergoing gender reassignment and the mental health problems that arise from inadequate support.

As well as the services provided by the website, Rebecca sees Pride Voyager playing an important role working in partnership with charities and organisations to ensure better welfare for the LGBT community.

Visit Pride Voyager on Twitter.

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