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PHSE: Visibility

Peter Bradley, former teacher and member of The Gay Teachers Group (forerunner of Schools OUT UK) speaks candidly about growing up as gay, coming out and the consequences of being outed. Together with Peter Cookson, Liam Mason and Gilston this lesson gives a great cross-generational view of living as ‘OUT’ LGB and T people. This [...]

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PHSE: Careers – join the crew or rock the boat?

This lesson can be used at both KS3 and KS4 levels. Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK talks about the difficulties of being out at work. This is a great example of a lesson that can be used to talk about any of the protected characteristics, using the starting point of being LGB or [...]

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History: Section 28

This lesson is based around an interview with Sue Sanders, Chair of Schools OUT UK and founder of LGBT History Month UK. She talks about the events of 1988, and the major protests that were launched in the wake of the passing of this homophobic legislation by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government. Also included is a [...]

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Geography: Demographics – why move to the city?

This lesson is based around the stories for John, Paul and Sally, who each describe their reasons for becoming involved with the Joyce Layland LGBT Youth Centre in Manchester. This lesson usualises and actualises LGB people Learning Objectives: LO1 Cultural understanding and diversity – a) Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and [...]

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English: Polari

This is a lesson about the ‘anti-language’ Polari. Polari is a slang used by gay men (predominantly) in the years before the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. This lesson usualises and actualises gay and bisexual men. Learning Objectives: LO1  Understanding and responding to what speakers say in formal and informal contexts LO2  Recognise different [...]

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