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 people – around them.
Liam Mason, Sally Carr and Amelia Lee from The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) put forward their thoughts on how the streets can be made safer for LGBT people.
This lesson usualises and actualises LGBT people.
LO1 Be tolerant of the diversity of personal, social and sexual preference in relationships (KS3)
LO2 Recognise the need for commitment, trust and love in meaningful relationships which may manifest themselves in a variety of forms (KS3)
LO3 How their own identity is influenced by their personal values, those of their family and of society (KS4)
Before the lesson ensure you have a safe learning environment: establish classroom rules for discussion activities as democratically as reasonably possible (pupils always respect rules and regulations if they have a part in deciding them). These are negotiable but respectful language; giving people space and time to speak; respecting each other’s confidentiality and the confidentiality of third parties such as friends and relatives must be among them. The rules should be observable to the whole class throughout the lesson.