another gay couple?’Well, I hope my story can be an answer to that question. Soaps have the power to spark up conversations like the one in my house and can lead to positive change in people’s lives.

Somewhere in the UK, there is a young person struggling to identify their feelings, worried about coming out or simply bored of not feeling represented.

When Soaps air storylines about LGBTQ+ characters, someone out there gains just a little bit more hope for the future. MORE : 50 photos of Pride to mark movement’s 50th anniversary MORE : I’ve marched at every single London Pride since 1972 – these are my memories This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.MORE: Find all of Metro.co.uk’s Pride coverage right hereAnd we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too.