This Prevalence of Homophobia survey was born out of the experiences of one secondary classroom teacher who was the subject of repeated physical and verbal abuse over a number of years.
This survey is then the product of a lot of hard work by a large number of people over a number of years together the thousands of classroom teachers who took time from their impossible workloads to complete the questionnaire all of whom I congratulate and offer my sincere thanks. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Schools OUT UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation after 40 years of campaigning for LGBT people in education! Henceforth we shall work under the generic title LGBT History Month with a new logo … Continue reading
Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King’s College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50. Continue reading
Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography. Continue reading
A teaching programme for all primary year groups using a selection of recommended children’s books (full list in Appendix A), to promote diversity and challenge homophobia. Continue reading
The paucity of LGBT teaching resources and materials for adults in Further Education, especially for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) could hinder the development of a more inclusive curriculum offer.
This blog offers some ready made , easy to download lesson plans and teaching resources along with links to useful organisations and research. Continue reading
“Listen to me – this isn’t just a phase”, is just one of the pieces of advice for adults from young LGBT people in the North West, identified in a new report. The research, led by LGBT Youth North West and supported by BBC Children in Need, found that the majority of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the North West felt adults were failing to support them with regard to issues around identity and mental health. Continue reading
Pride directed by Matthew Warchus has been selected to close Directors’ Fortnight at the 2014 International Cannes Film Festival on 23rd May.
Set in the summer of 1984, a group of LGBT activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking NUM. But the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.. Previous British films that have premiered in Directors’ Fortnight include Billy Elliot and East Is East. Continue reading
Make a children’s early-reader E-book – Help to educate OUT prejudice and win book tokens and other great stuff for your school! Closing date – 15th September 2014 Continue reading
Are you putting on a show, concert or exhibition for LGBTHM? Or simply looking to support a local event this February? Then take a look at our national Events Calendar! Continue reading