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LGBT History Month in Your School

We believe that prejudice and discrimination should be challenged every day, but having a specific history month provides a valuable opportunity for schools to think about the ways in which they can promote inclusion. No matter how small, change can really make a difference.

  

A few suggestions...

  1. Put posters up in your school to celebrate LGBT History Month or challenge homophobia. You'll find posters in the resources section of this website.
  2. Have a discussion with a colleague or put LGBT issues on the agenda at a team meeting. Dialogue and discussion are platforms for change, so why not have a discussion about whether LGBT young people are ‘out’ and safe in your school? What mechanisms are in place to support them? Are phrases like ‘That’s soo gay’ common place?
  3. Deliver a lesson or assembly on LGBT history. LGBT Youth Scotland have produced a selection of lesson plans to use as a starting point, available here.
  4. Play a film over break times or in class. Young people and staff at LGBT Youth Scotland have created a selection of thought-provoking films over the years, looking at issues such as homophobia, domestic abuse and equal marriage. Have a look at our Youtube channel.
  5. Setting up a GSA (Gender and sexual orientation alliance) can be a great way to plan and implement change in your school. You'll find our guide here.
  6. Attend a LGBT History Month event. February is jam-packed full of innovative, fun, challenging and engaging activities and events across Scotland. Take a look at the What’s On section of this website.
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