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LGBT Youth Northwest 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.

All the information shared on the day has been pulled together to create this Best Practice Guide being launched at the Schools Out conference on Saturday 2 February 2013.

The guide is yours to download for free!



COLAGE stands for Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere. They do most of their face to face work in America but this site has a pen pal facility which allows you to talk about your family with complete honesty and pride. They also have some resources that you can download such as posters of LGBTQ families which may be useful for your school.

Children’s Rights Alliance for England
This site allows you to suggest which legal documents you would like to see “translated” into plain English. CRAE are also very hot on helping young people know and act upon their rights.

Department of Health
Young lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people can be vulnerable to a number of health risks because of people’s reactions to their identity. They may also feel stigmatised; there are very few role models for young LGB people, and many conclude that society will not approve of them


European Children’s Network
A coalition of groups that campaign for increased participation from children and young people in policy change and development at local, regional, national and European levels.


Explore Parliament
Find out how laws are made and what goes on in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.


Gay and Lesbian Straight Education Network
This site contains information on various forms of activism including setting up a Gay/Straight Alliance, holding vigils and raising awareness of the needs of LGBTQ people.

Gay Youth Corner
Serving over four million pages every month and with an average of 100 new people joining the community every day, The GYC is the top international gay youth web site based in the UK.


Gendered Intelligence
This group create projects with young people in both school and youth group settings exploring gender. They also provide training for teachers helping them realise some of the specific needs faced by trans students. Check out their website as they sometimes offer free places on workshops or can contact your school for you about delivering teacher training.

Get Ready for Geneva
This site explains a number of legal terms and gives you the chance to tell the United Nations how you feel children and young people are treated in the UK. You need to do this before October 2008 for your views to be included in the consultation paper. 

International Lesbian and Gay Association
This site provides an informative picture of the situation for LGBT people whilst promoting activism.


International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organization
Online forum, activities, monthly bulletins, archives and an e-magazine covering topics such as education, health, faith, the media and legislation.

IGLYO collaborates with the Council of Europe and the European Commission in order to promote the participation and inclusion of young LGBTQ people, their rights and voices.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month
A website available throughout the year providing details of famous LGBTQ people, celebrating both the past and the present, and helping to create a better future. An interactive calender details the location of events put on accross the UK every February (official LGBT history month)

No Outsiders Project
This group are currently running a very exciting project accross select primary schools in the UK introducing books that incorporate LGBTQ family set ups. They are hoping that these books will be available within all schools soon. The web site has links that you can point out to your teachers and resources that you may be interested in, such as film and book lists.

Queer Youth Network
The UK Alliance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Young People. They are the first and only national organisation run by and for LGBT Youth Peoples Chat, Friend Finder, Homeless gay and lesbian LGBT youth projects, links and listings of all the major LGBT Youth Organisations across the UK.

Unicef Youth Voice
Provides a platform for children and young people, who want to create a world fit for children. Youth Voice is a chance for children and young people to speak up for children who don’t have the chance to speak up for themselves.

Young European Movement
Working with students and young people, this group want to make sure that young people’s voices are heard at the heart of the debate on Britain’s place in Europe.