The faces of LGBT HM 2014 – Ethel Smyth

Valarie Morris, composer and founder of Sandscape Publications has published online a biography of Dame Ethel Smyth, one of the four ‘faces’ of LGBT History Month 2014. The site is a valuable resource for teachers considering celebrating HM next February, and are looking for ideas.

Arsenal FC shows homophobia not welcome by hosting London schools LGBT sports tournament and showcase

Equality legislation, including the recent Westminster vote on marriage equality, should protect members of the LGBT community against discrimination and abuse.  But, a lack of LGBT role models in professional football means many young LGBT people who play the sport feel uncomfortable and hide their sexuality. It is important therefore that one of the Premier League’s top clubs, Arsenal, are hosting this year’s “Educate and Celebrate” London Schools LGBT sport tournament and showcase.  The club have pledged their support for …

Turing’s Sunflowers

Brief insights into how diversity in spiral pattens in sunflowers could be used to reflect on LGBT diversity in the school curriculum alongside Alan Turing as an LGBT role model.

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

Voyage of Discovery…

Young people from Wigan set sail on a Tall Ships adventure of a lifetime Explore. Dream. Discover…as Mark Twain once urged. And that’s exactly what one group of young people from Wigan are doing after to ‘throwing off the bowlines’ and ‘catching the trade wind in their sails’. The 11-strong crew, who are all members of the Wigan Council-backed B.yoU group, have swapped their home comforts for the high seas to take the Tall Ships Challenge. The trip has been …

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

Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …

LGBT History Month Resources

LGBT History Month, which begins on 1 February, aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. TES’ LGBT collection offers support and guidance to primary and secondary schools in challenging homophobic bullying and celebrating diversity. All our resources have been shared by TES partners to help teachers.