LGBT History Month

Happy LGBT History Month!

The 1st of February marks the start of LGBT History Month and this a great opportunity to embed LGBT lives, personal geographies and issues within the curriculum along with equipping teachers and pupils with strategies to deal with discriminatory behaviour.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

The LGBT History Month website says,

Everyone has the right to be educated in a safe environment and as an organisation we promote equality, safety and visibility in education for LGBT people. We want everyone to be aware that people have multiple, complex and diverse identities. Identities shape the world and make history.

This year’s theme is “Geography: Mapping Our World” and you might be wondering what resources you can access to raise awareness.

In conjunction with Schools OUT UK, the Proud Trust have a fabulous LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack available.

They have also produced a simple PowerPoint which will is perfect for introducing LGBT History Month 2018.

The Classroom website offers you a series of lesson plans to enable you to include the LGBT experience through a variety of lesson plans in all key stages.

You can also find resources on the Stonewall website to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in education environments and help create more inclusive spaces.

Schools have a duty to treat all learners equally, with respect and bring out the best in everyone and LGBT History Month 2018 is a must.

Thank goodness we have come a long way from ‘the gay lesson‘.

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