Peter Tatchell explains why he thinks Sex and Relationships Education and lessons in Equality and Diversity are essential subjects in school. And Sally Carr, Operations Director at The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) describes how she recognised her sexual and emotional identity when she was 21. This lesson usualises and actualises LGB people. [...]
In this lesson Peter Tatchell sets out his vision for a school system that truly values equality and diversity. The idea of Gay-Straight Alliances is looked at. It also explores the story of how a gay couple, John and Corral, met in the 1970s. This lesson usualises and actualises LGB people. Learning Objectives: LO1 See [...]
This lesson features the ‘Luton homophobia’ incident filmed by the then BBC 3 Counties Radio DJ Iain Lee in January 2015. Iain and another DJ from the station, Justin Deeley, walked hand-in-hand through the centre of Luton in an experiment to gauge public reaction. They were shocked by the negativity shown buy people -particularly young [...]
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 [...]
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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