‘We Will Be Heard’ – UK Black Pride 2021 Survey

Lady Phyll introduces the report’s findings: I know firsthand the racism and discrimination faced by LGBTQI+ Black people and people of colour in the UK. 16 years ago, UK Black Pride was founded to create a much-needed space for our communities to escape and to breathe, to celebrate who we are, where we come from and the cultures we represent and love. UK Black Pride is not the only space, and none of the brilliant spaces created for us and …



Allsorts Youth Project – Top Tips for working with trans and gender-exploring young people

  Written by the Young People of Transformers, Allsorts’ Trans Youth Group, with support from staff. This resource has been created in collaboration with the young people at Allsorts’ Transformers Group. We thank everyone involved for their contributions and hard work. https://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/ youth@allsortsyouth.org.uk https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5888a640d61795123f8192db/60b740aed7f57801c670d4c2_Top%20Tips%20for%20Working%20with%20Trans%20Young%20People.pdf



Supporting transgender young people in schools: guidance for Scottish schools

The aim of this Government’s education policy is to achieve excellence and equity for all our young people in a high-performing education system. To achieve this we must ensure every child and young person is happy, safe, respected and included in their learning environment. By doing so, we are creating the right environment for everyone to participate fully in their education and achieve their potential. The provision of a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment for all pupils is paramount …



Research commentary: teaching about sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment

Chris Jones, Ofsted’s Director, Corporate Strategy, discusses research on teaching about the protected characteristics of sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment in England’s schools. The Equality Act 2010 was the culmination of a decade-long uplift in equality legislation. The uplift began in 2001 with changes to race discrimination law following the recommendations of the Macpherson report. It continued through into disability discrimination law in 2006 and gender discrimination in 2007. The 2010 Act consolidated these and also brought in other …



Why LGBTQIA+ representation matters in the Early Years

By Aaron Bradbury and Gary Coffey (from familiy.co) LGBTQIA+ Early Years Awareness Week is in it’s very first year, an idea Aaron Bradbury first had during the first lockdown in March 2020. To help raise awareness, he and Gary Coffey have written about why we need to stop being afraid of having conversations about LGBTQIA+ representation in the resources, forms, and language we use in Early Years You’ll get questions to ask families who identify as LGBTQIA+, ways you can …



Proud Trust LGBT+ History Month Education Pack 2021

http://www.schools-out.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/LGBT-History-Month-Pack-2021.pdf Introduction I am thrilled to be introducing you to The Proud Trust resource and education pack, that supports the themes of LGBT+ History Month 2021. You will find activities that will engage your young people, in whatever setting you are working with them, classroom, youth group, scout or guides, or other club, in discovering concepts that they may not have previously linked to LGBT+ people. The whole point of LGBT+ History Month is to celebrate LGBT+ people in all their diversity, and …



Young adults’ lesbian, gay and bisexual identity construction within schools: a post-Section 28 climate – Amy MacMillan

Taken From – Gendered Subjects (Graduate Journal of Social Science November 2012, Vol. 9, Issue 3) Download the full magazine PDF My PhD research works within a socio-legal framework and engages with youth, sexuality and identity studies in seeking to discover how young adults within post-Section 28 school environments construct and understand their lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) identities. Analysing educational and social policy relating to sexualities and engaging with queer theory and notions of performativity, I attempt to understand how …



The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity

The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity Meg Barker, Christina Richards, Rebecca Jones, Helen Bowes-Catton & Tracey Plowman (of BiUK) with Jen Yockney (of Bi Community News) and Marcus Morgan (of The Bisexual Index) This report aims to improve UK policy and practice in relation to bisexual people as part of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equalities agenda. It is directed particularly at national and local government, at practitioners and policy-makers, and at LGB …



Exploring LGBT Lives and Issues in Adult ESOL

Project Team: Dr Sheila Macdonald (Community Learning and Skills, Kent Adult Education) Laila El-Metoui (Lelmeducation) Professor Mike Baynham (University of Leeds) Dr John Gray (Institute of Education   This research addresses challenges for ESOL policy and practice raised within the new legal climate created by the Equality Act (DCMS 2010) with particular reference to sexual diversity. Practitioners have articulated concerns about engaging with LGBT issues at work, and expressed varying degrees of knowledge and experience. The sensitive, and potentially contentious, …



Homophobia, Sexual Orientation and School

Homophobia, Sexual Orientation and Schools: a Review and Implications for Action Ian Warwick, Elaine Chase and Peter Aggleton Thomas Coram Research Unit Institute of Education, University of London. with Sue Sanders Schools Out From 2004 Download the booklet here.



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