Gay Heroes

Gay Heroes

This website is a great resource for adults and children that looks at LGB heros in history. Fun and interactive, would make great further learning for history lessons, and provides a useful resource when planning assemblies.

For a detailed analysis of this site,  its functionality and usefulness please see our grading table with notes below.


Best Fit for Usage: Key Stage 4. Student research Absolutely true Almost true Somewhat true Not really Not at all
No other resources needed 1
No expertise in LGB T issues needed
No subject knowledge needed (where relevant) 2
Accessible at any level 3
Comprehensive 4
Concise 5
User friendly 6
Useful links 7
Fit for purpose 8
Covers all L,G,B and T 9
Answers questions i.e. FAQS
Authoritative 10
Wide range of curriculum areas 11
Potential for usage in other Key Stages: From Key Stage 4 for students to navigate. Bits can be selected for use at lower key stages. Some use for all teachers


  1. This is a research document, which doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2005
  2. It gives you the history of LGB  people but focuses on famous people in history
  3. Language and concepts quite accessible. Author’s style very informal but some of the material in quite terse. Colours may make it difficult for visually impaired
  4. Mostly provides circumstantial evidence that people were gay or lesbian
  5. See 3
  6. Easy to navigate. Every page has a back to home button.
  7. There are no outside links, apart from advertising and the author’s merchandise
  8. As long as the purpose is to find evidence that people were gay or lesbian. Quite good fun
  9. No T. Only LGB
10.  Sometimes. Good on Abraham Lincoln 11.  Mainly history. Some of the evidence would not bear interrogation and calling people who lived before the 1900s gay or lesbian is dubious.