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

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 London – new youth group

Proud London is a weekly LGBTQ+ youth group and safe space for 16-25 year olds who live in London whether out or not.

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.

Straight Talking

“Straight Talking” is a performance that addresses attitudes towards LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) issues. This piece has been endorsed by Elly Barnes, LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council and Number One on The Independent’s 2011 “Pink List”

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.