IDAHO Day – May 17th

Don’t forget to put in your diaries that May 17th is IDAHO Day – International Day Against Homophobia and transphobia.

How I built a career in LGBT education

Elly Barnes has devoted her career to helping schools become environments in which LGBT students and teachers can thrive without fear of discrimination. She talks to Emily Drabble of the Guardian

Rights Against INtolerance: Building an Open-minded World (RAINBOW) project.

These films and the accompanying lessons challenge homophobia and transphobia by challenging the stereotypes that lead to prejudice and discrimination. The project was developed in the Basque Country, the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria.

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How to teach … LGBT history month

For LGBT history month, the Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help you look at the problems – and achievements – of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

LGBT Youth NW Best Practice Guide

Practitioners from all over the UK who deliver LGBT Awareness and Education in schools got together in Lancaster Library last November to share their experience and knowledge.

A Resources special: Equality – Still out of sight and out of mind

Schools must tackle homophobic bullying as forcefully as they do other forms of discrimination, says Elizabeth Bridges*

For anyone who works in a school, bullying is an unfortunate reality. From comments about weight to remarks about ethnicity or disability, pupils – and some teachers – can be cruel and thoughtless.