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DfES 2004: SRE Education (Schools’ Responsibilities)

This factsheet clarified for schools their responsibilities for addressing sex and sexuality within Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) following the repeal of ‘Section 28’. Although Section 28 did not apply to schools, it caused confusion over what could be taught about sexual orientation. In 2004 the factsheet reminded schools of what the Government’s Sex and [...]

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Safe Space Kit: Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBT youth in schools, the NEW Safe Space Kit features the 42-page Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students.

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Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights

Lesson Title: Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights Age: KS4/5 Subject: History, Citizenship Overview: This lesson focuses on the different means that the Constitution provides for people to bring about change. While each of the methods the lesson presents worked in the Civil Rights movement, all three are currently being challenged in the [...]

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Gay History and Literature: Essays

Gay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton “[This website] contains numerous articles that I’ve written over many years, as well as a large selection of primary documents, plus bibliographies and useful links to other websites on LGBTQ history. It also contains some of my writing on non-gay eighteenth-century history and literature.”   Rictor Norto, author.

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Cross Curricular Ideas: Heteronormativity, Stereotypes and Myths

“These ideas could form the basis of lessons in Geography, Citizenship, Sociology, Science, [History] ICT or Media Studies – or be used as the basis for drama exercises. Hopefully these suggestions, and the others in this resource, will also inspire you to devise more lessons of your own.” This  was part of the Terrance Higgin’s [...]

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