Jude Guaitamacchi

More than just a Rainbow

(An insight into all things LGBTQ+)

The statistics speak for themselves:

 “45% of LGBT pupils – including 64% of trans pupils – are bullied for being LGBT in Britain’s schools

50% of LGBT pupils hear homophobic slurs ‘frequently’ and ‘often’ at school.

48% of trans people under the age of 26 said they attempted suicide.

More than 4 in 5 trans young people have self harmed, as have 3 in 5 lesbians.” STONEWALL 2017

””In this story of self discovery, Jude will take your pupils on their individual journey of coming out as trans and non binary. Jude is passionate about educating a generation of young people to have a greater understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and some of the issues they face. In doing so they hope to create a more inclusive and tolerant environment for those growing up who identify as LGBTQ+.

This talk will cover many of the areas that may cause misunderstanding and lead to discrimination including:

  • LGBTQ+ language and terminology
  • Understanding the difference between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’
  • Trans awareness
  • Gender diversity
  • The use of pronouns
  • Intersex awareness
  • Understanding the LGBTQ+ acronym
  • Gender dysphoria ​& body image
  • Tackling homophobia & transphobia

As a non-binary person, Jude works predominantly with young people but their aim is to promote LGBTQ+ awareness to a wider audience including parents and staff. Their ambition is to help shine a light where there is ignorance and help pave the way for equality for all.

Jude has over six years of experience of public speaking, mentoring and training in independent and state schools as well as other public sectors organisations. In addition they have done work with corporate businesses and leading international conferences. Jude’s work has taken them across the UK and abroad working with young people, parents, teachers and professionals from diverse backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences. They have also been featured in mainstream media and participated in discussions with Members of Parliament at the House of Commons.

A driven advocate for LGBTQIA+ representation and inclusion Jude Guaitamacchi is renowned for their passions as a speaker, consultant and campaigner. Paving the way for trans and non-binary representation throughout the media industry, Jude is famed as the first non-binary person to represent Harrods as an ongoing face for H Beauty. They embarked on their career 10 years ago representing The Amy Winehouse Foundation in schools across the country. Since, they have forged a successful public speaking career working with schools business and brands worldwide. As a highly sought-after speaker Jude offers a range of education packages ranging from 3 hour intensive LGBTQIA+ & Gender Diversity Awareness & Inclusion training, workshops, panel talks, and one hour lunch and learns. As an expert in the field Jude not only draws on their own experience but they also offer up-to-date information as it relates to current findings and data, terminology, legislation, policy and best practice. Jude has been featured in a range of publications including Vogue Italia, Forbes, Cosmopolitan to name a few.


  • Jude was listed no.48 on the Guardian’s supplement Pride Power List in 2023.
  • They were awarded as Highly Commended as an Influencer & Campaigner at The Bank of London Rainbow Honours 2023.
  • They were formerly been invited to speak to MPs in The House of Lords.
  • They delivered the TEDx talk Beyond Social Conditioning to Rediscover Yourself – the first TEDx talk on the subject.
  • Delivered gender diversity training internationally to the Soho House group, Deloitte, Allianz, Sony, Superdrug, Dr Martens and River Island.
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