The LGBT+ community is rife with issues surrounding body image.

It comes in all shapes and sizes; whether it's trans people identifying as a gender different to the body they were born in, or research suggesting gay men are three times more likely to have an eating disorder than straight men.

But in a bid to encourage other LGBT+ people to be more confident and positive about their bodies, a group of five students have stripped down to their underwear to confront their own fears and talk about what they like about their bodies.

The video features genderqueer Darren, non-binary Marcus, bisexuals Corey and Charlie, and pansexual Hatti.

We can all learn a little more about loving the bodies we're in, as student Corey quite rightly points out in the video:

Seeing other guys around me all the time, you can't help but compare yourself to them.

Sometimes it can be quite hard to take a step back and realise I need to stop comparing myself to other people, because I'm never going to be them.

To paraphrase the great poet Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, always remember – don't hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you're set. You're on the right track, baby, you were born this way.

National Student Pride takes place from 9 February until 11 February. Click here for event details and here for tickets.

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