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NEWS AND BLOGS

A summary of all the latest news and information.

Freddie Mercury Queer History blog Queer History – Freddie Mercury August 9, 2022 Blogs Farrokh Bulsara, better known by his stage name, Freddie Mercury, was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar in 1946. He achieved… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Internalised Transphobia and it’s Discontents August 5, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog If you were to ask me what the biggest barriers to someone transitioning were, I would say unsupportive families and… Read More
An image of aster with the text "new! Volunteer round up blog" and "Aster's blog" Volunteers Round-up Blog July 26, 2022 Blogs Welcome to the new Volunteers Round-up Blog, a place to celebrate our volunteers and their professional and personal achievements. My… Read More
Image of Andi holding a mug and smiling at the camera. Text above reads "CEO blog" text below reads "Inside my mind" Inside my mind July 19, 2022 CEO Blog I believe in mental wellbeing for all, I know authenticity is amazing and I appreciate the value of safe spaces.… Read More
Background is a purple-tinted photograph showing a close up of an open book with the centre pages folded to form a heart shape. In front of this is a circular black frame with a head and shoulders portrait of Audre Lorde. Text reads, "Queer History. Audre Lorde." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in white in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Audre Lorde June 30, 2022 Uncategorized Audre Lorde was born in Harlem, New York the 18th of February 1934. She was an American writer, feminist, librarian… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Our Biases June 28, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog We all like to think that we are fair, and that we see things in the world clearly. Today’s blog,… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Purposes of Listening June 21, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog There are many reasons for wanting to talk, and several ways of expressing yourself. I am going to look at… Read More
The background is purple and has white line drawings of various cakes going down the sides. In the centre of the image is a circular, greyscale photo of Andi. They are sat down holding up a cup of coffee, looking cheerful and smiling while looking down the camera. Text reads, "CEO Blog. #TNBake." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in the bottom right corner TNBake, this year’s summer fun-draiser June 21, 2022 Campaigns, CEO Blog, News Beyond Reflections helps people to break down the barriers of isolation. What better a way to do that than over… Read More
Background is a purple-tinted photograph of roman ruins. in front of this is a circular photo with a black frame. It shows a marble statue of Elagabalus. White text reads "Queer History. Elagabalus." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Elagabalus June 15, 2022 Uncategorized Elagabalus, also known as Antonius, was born in Homs, modern day Syria in approximately 204 AD. He became the Emperor… Read More
A purple background. In the centre of the image is a circular, greyscale photo of Andi. They are sat down holding up a cup of coffee, looking cheerful and smiling while looking down the camera. Around the photo is a circular cut-out with the progress pride flag which frames the photograph. Text reads "CEO Blog. Happy Pride!" The Beyond Reflections logo is in white in the bottom corner. Happy Pride! June 10, 2022 CEO Blog, Events “Happy Pride!” A greeting that lifts my heart when I hear it. This year Beyond Reflections is taking our stand… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Autistic Pride Day Bonus Blog June 9, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Welcome to my bonus blog! Why a bonus blog, you might ask? I could not, given our membership and what… Read More
Purple background with a wavy rainbow swirling from the bottom left to top right corner. At the centre of the image is a circular portrait of actor Ncuti Gatwa. On the left is a cut our portrait of gamer Vincent Wang. On the right is a cut out portrait of footballer Jake Daniels. May Rainbow Round-up June 7, 2022 News   The new Doctor who companion is a transgender woman.  Yasmin  Finney,18, who is best known as Elle Argent on… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Volunteers Week June 6, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Here we are at the end of volunteers week. I hope that all of our volunteers have felt seen, heard… Read More
a purple rectangular background sits with a black and white photo of Aster at the centre, they are smiling at the camera. Above their photo are the words “Blog Takeover”, immediately below their picture are the words “Volunteer Coordinator”. To the left of Aster’s picture is a white Volunteers’ Week logo (including a shooting star with the words 1-7th June emblazoned on it) and to the right of their image is the Beyond Reflections logo in white CEO Blog Takeover: Volunteer’s Week May 30, 2022 CEO Blog   Volunteers’ week is a time to recognise the important contributions volunteers make to our communities and thank them for… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. I, You, We May 25, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog You might be wondering why my blog today is about these three words, but all will become clear. As part… Read More
The background is a purple-tinted photograph of a throne in a decadently decorated palace. In front of this sits a circular image with a black border, it shows a painted portrait of Queen Anne dressed in a gown, and her crown and holding the orb and scepter. Text above and below this reads, "Queer History. Queen Anne." The Beyond Reflections logo sits in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Queen Anne May 24, 2022 Uncategorized Anne Stuart was born in 1665 in London. She became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, and then… Read More
CEO Blog image for CityOfCulture2025. Black and white image of Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in their hands in centre. Superimposed over a purple and white photo Southampton Bargate, a 13th Century city gate with some city walls remaining. Text at top reads "CEO Blog", text at bottom reads "City of Culture". BR Logo in lower right hand corner City of Culture 2025 May 20, 2022 CEO Blog Southampton is the birthplace of Beyond Reflections. Our roots are in a city of incredibly diverse cultures and subcultures. This… Read More
CEO Blog image for IDAHoBIT Day. Black and white image of Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in their hands in centre. Superimposed over a purple and white photo of lots of people walking - image shows their backs. Text at top reads "CEO Blog", text at bottom reads "I.D.A.Ho.Bi.T". BR Logo in lower right hand corner I.D.A.Ho.Bi.T Day May 13, 2022 CEO Blog IDAHoBiT is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Today I am talking about the impacts of denial, discrimination… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Mental Health and Transition May 11, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Here at Beyond Reflections one of our main reasons for existing is mental health. We know that trans+ people are… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Mental Health Awareness Week May 6, 2022 CEO Blog What are the signs of mental wellbeing? Being resilient, having the ability to take knocks and bounce back. Forming and… Read More
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