LGBTQ+ MS Peer Pod

LGBTQ+ Peer Pod

At MS-UK, we are committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse, and inclusive space for anyone using our services.

Our LGBTQ+MS peer pod is for anyone living with MS who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning or other non-heterosexual or non-cisgender.

It is a safe, friendly, and supportive online space where you can meet others that may be in similar circumstances. It provides an opportunity for you to speak openly and freely, without fear of judgement, about anything that matters to you, whether MS related or not. A place where you can feel seen, heard, and understood.

This pod held it’s very first session in June 2023 and occurs every fortnight thereafter.

If you are interested in joining our LGBTQ+ Multiple Sclerosis support group or would like more information, please fill in our contact form by clicking the button below. Vicky, our Peer Support Coordinator will get in touch with you shortly.

Meet the host

Anji RRMS Anji

Hey everyone, my name is Anji. I’m 33 and I was diagnosed with RRMS in Dec 2018 by the GP and confirmed in Feb 2019 by the neurologist. I live with my wife and three awesome dogs!

I’m currently an Executive Account Manager at Credly and work full time. I’m fortunate that the company are one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to work for (and are very accommodating).

When I first found out I have multiple sclerosis (MS) I had no idea what it was or what to expect. I even apologised to the GP for having to share this news with me (although my tears came soon after).

Just because I have MS doesn’t mean my world has ended. In fact, the complete opposite. I have had some great opportunities and connected with some amazing people (including a new father figure – thanks MS dad for being awesome – you know who you are!).

I am now part of the world’s only disabled race driver team and the inclusion they bring is fantastic. (You may have seen my article about this in New Pathways last year). Not only that, but my wife has also been a rock in making sure I’m doing okay and listening to my body.

Being a minority within a minority can often make people feel even more isolated, so I’m really pleased that MS-UK have created this safe online space especially for those of us within the LGBTQ+ community who are living with MS. I believe this support group is much needed.

I’m really looking forward to volunteering and helping grow this LGBTQ+  MS support group, as well as providing a safe place for likeminded individuals to connect with and relate to. Can’t wait to meet you all!