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This section contains further useful tools and resources that do not fit into the main menu categories. This section of the site is periodically updated with new material.

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PRINTED MATERIAL

Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents by Tina Fakhrid-Deen is a book focused on supporting, helping and empowering children whose parents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or/and queer
More information here

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith is also available from Francis Lincoln Children’s Books. ISBN 978-1-84507-999-4.

Undoing Homophobia in Primary Schools
By No Outsiders Project Team
This book is a celebration of recognition, affirmation and inclusion. Primary teachers tell the story of how they have challenged the taken-for-granted norms and silences in primary schools around sexual orientation and gender expression.

Details at Trentham Books

Safe Space Kit - A safe space in every school
The Safe Space Kit provides a program for action that school staff can take to create a positive learning environment for every child and a safe space for LGBT youth. A resource from Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the leading US education organization focused on
ensuring safe schools for all students. More details at GLSEN's website

Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation
A book by neuroscientist Simon LeVay.

What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain.

Publishers Weekly says "The nature vs. nurture wars over the development of homosexuality have been pretty definitively decided in favor of nature. In this survey of what makes people gay, lesbian, bi, or straight, neuroscientist LeVay (When Science Goes Wrong) brings readers up-to-date on the current state of knowledge. Other recent books have covered much of the same territory, but LeVay's is the most comprehensive."

Coming Out Fiction
A comprehensive book list of fiction that deals with coming out. Download the list

New Childrens Book Review 2010
Books for children which celebrate diversity. Download the list

Out in School - Terence Higgins Trust
Out in School is a new resource pack for secondary school teachers. "Out in School" is a free guide and provides teachers and other school staff with ideas they can use to help discuss topics like same sex relationships and homophobia with their students.

The guide is full of ideas on how to incorporate discussion within a wider context of relationships, marriage, diversity, religion, language and literature. Out in School also looks at how teachers can highlight the importance of challenging prejudice and being respectful to others. Out in School has been written by teachers for teachers, edited by Mark Jennett (principle author of "Stand up for us" - DFES/DH 2004).

More details on Terrance Higgins Trust website

Leicestershire Anti Bullying Team STANCE Resource Pack
Leicester Anti Bullying Team has produced its unique whole school resource pack to enable school staff to address homophobia and homophobic bullying in secondary schools.

STANCE takes the form of pack containing ten resource books which is available to secondary schools

visit the STANCE website

Artists Against Homophobia
A series of poster by prominent musicians on Stamping Out Homophobia in the music industry.
Download the posters as PDF:

Sean Paul
Beverley Knight
Kanye West
Nelly Furtado

University of the Arts London
Posters designed for LGBT History Month and IDAHO Competition

Tracy Smith - "Celebrate Diversity"
Jillian Burr - "...All shapes and Sizes"

Northamptonshire County Council's Resource Pack
A Practical Approach to Strengthen a School’s Anti-Bullying Programme: Tackling Diversity and Sexuality KS3&4
Download the brochure and order form here

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Forest Football Club Homophobia/Transphobia Poster
Anti-homophobia and transphobia campaign supported by Nottingham Forest and Nottingham City Council
Download the poster here

National Children's Bureau - PSHE Information Service - Spotlight Issue Nine, May 2007
The latest issue of the Spotlight newsletter, focusing on bullying and anti-bullying work, is now available on the PSHE Information Service website: www.ncb.org.uk/pshecis (go to the Resources section, or direct link here: http://tinyurl.com/nonsx )

What's new in the library? April 2007

  • This monthly listing of new books, pamphlets, reports and journal articles related to PSHE which have been added to the NCB Library database in the past month is also available in the Resources section of the PSHE Information Service website at:
    www.ncb.org.uk/pshecis
  • An archive of back issues is available on the PSHE website.
    See attached file: whats new in the library april 2007 (pdf)

Out For Our Children
Out For Our Children is a group of London lesbian parents producing books and resources that reflect our children's lives and family experiences. A child needs love, support and acceptance for who they are and where they come from: we believe that inclusive books and other materials are an essential part of that support.
Click here to download the poster 'Real Families' (jpg)

The International Planned Parenthood Federation is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. Their Choices 2007 publication includes an interview with Paul Patrick, co-chair of Schools Out, download it here: Choices: The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Europe (pdf)

A booklist compiled by Kings Heath Library Birmingham Click here (external link)

Birmingham Libraries OUT There  books for young people on LGBT issues (external link)

Thinking beyond the Binary. By Dr. Alison Rooke, Goldsmiths College.

On the 22nd of April 2006 something quite remarkable happened. This was the first weekend of a series of workshops that I was to be involved in as part of the Sci:dentity Project. Just to give some background, the Sci:dentity Project is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of their Pulse programme, which seeks to engage young people in learning about science through art. Sci:dentity poses the question ‘What is the Science of Sex and Gender?’ to a group who are living sex and gender with a degree of complexity. Based at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Project has been working with a group of fifteen young transgendered and transsexual people aged between 14 and 22 in a creative exploration of how sex and gender are understood by medical science. Download the entire article here (Word doc)

Youth, Education, and Sexualities [Two Volumes] An International Encyclopedia

SexYOUality in Schools - an introduction to sexuality and challenging homophobia

Cultural Change: Practical Steps for a More LGB-Friendly Primary School
Printed in Teachers 2004 regarding the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations that came in to force on 1st December 2003 (pdf)

London Criminal Justice Board Leaflet
Leaflet all about CJB supporting victims of LGBT hate crimes

Homophobia Helpline flyer
Flyer with homophobia helpline number from Education Action Challenging Homophobia (PDF document)

GTCE Discussion forum Flyer: Challenging Homophobia - does every child matter?

Reading International Solidarity News: Challenging Homophobia in Schools (external link)

Village Spartans Rugby Team, Cheshire Say No To Homophobia Campaign

Western Cheshire Health Promotion have developed an A2 sized anti-homophobic bullying poster for use in young peoples venues including schools. 

The posters have been developed with the support of Manchester Village Spartans Rugby Team and have already been distributed throughout schools, colleges and other venues in the North West and beyond.  They have been featured in local LGBT publications including Out Northwest and have been promoted at anti-bullying conferences around Cheshire. The initiative has also been supported by the Healthy Living Network, Cheshire Police and Connexions. 

The concept is based on an idea developed in Australia, which uses positive images of soap opera and sports people to endorse the message that ‘homophobia is weak’.  It is felt that displaying the poster will also send out a reassuring message to young people who may be LGBT. 

Copies of the poster are free, though we would request that you make arrangements to laminate your copies.  For further information please contact Wayne Ashbrook on 01244 650534 or email: wayne.ashbrook@wcheshirepct.nhs.uk

Click to download the Spartans Poster here

The Equality Authority - Equality In A Diverse Ireland

The Equality Authority and the BeLonG To Youth Project have undertaken a joint initiative to respond to the voice of young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people demanding an end to homophobic bullying in second-level schools. The initiative seeks to give a visibility within schools to the issue of homophobic bullying through the use of posters that establish the school's commitment that "Homophobic bullying is not acceptable in our school". The initiative seeks to stimulate and inform school actions to tackle the issue of homophobic bullying through an information booklet "Making your school safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students". A postcard is being distributed nationwide to publicise the initiative through record stores, cafes and other venues frequented by young people.

To visit the website and download the Making Your School Safe Information and Activities Click Here

The Bay Window - a New England paper has published these useful bits of advice for LGBT parents and children of LGBT parents we thought then worth reading

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