The Proud Trust Launches BHM 2016 Resource


Manchester based The Proud Trust has a Black History Month resource for 2016 focusing on recognising and challenging prejudice within our communities and on encouraging young people to see their collective responsibility and potential for helping to create spaces where all people feel welcome, respected and valued. The resource features a mix of fun and simple activities to help explore complex …

BiVisibility September 23


Friday the 23rd of September is International Bi-Visibility Day, dedicated to busting stereotypes, myths and downright lies propagated about bi and pansexual people. To find out what’s going on, go here. To download the PowerPoint prepared by The Proud Trust for schools and youth leaders go here

Gaby Baby – School Action Toolkit


Australia’s first comprehensive education resource to represent same-sex parented families. The School Action Toolkit is a PDHPE (Y5–10) resource that explores family diversity in a fun & insightful way, using stories drawn from GAYBY BABY. Beyond the classroom, it provides staff with strategies to make their school community a safe & inclusive space for all students & their families. The …

Prof. Richard Parkinson Explains Need for LGBT History

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Professor Parkinson, an expert in Egyptology, speaks to the Oxford Union and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. As one of the founders of the Same Sex Desire and Gender Trail at the British Museum, Richard Parkinson used the occasion of the LGBT History Month Launch at the British Museum in 2009 to promote the items at …

LGBTQ youth in Kent – Needs, assets and provision


This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves. It also provides useful information about both the role of the …

ABA: Disabled young people that identify as LGBT+ bullied and silenced in our schools


“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT bullying is widespread in UK …

New Guide for BAME Trans people Out Now


For too long we have supposed BAME and trans to be two separate  ‘characteristics’. A new project seeks to change all that with a new 28-page guide to support and educate about BAME Trans people. The guide is packed with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population of Britain: ‘Inclusivity – Supporting …

Trans Pioneers

The Advocate US magazine publishes its list of trans pioneers at the end of 205. Go here to check it out

Equality Act Public Sector equality Duty (PSED) Explained


Four new Equality and Diversity Forum leaflets are now available to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in their work. How to use the Equality Act 2010: A guide for voluntary and community organisations (revised June 2015) How to use the Public Sector Equality Duty: A guide …

Not bad: But Could Do Better


That’s the verdict of the Global Alliance for LGBTI Education (GALE), a worldwide group campaigning for LGBTI people in education, on the state of education for LGBT people in Britain. Released on IDAHOBIT May the 17th, GALE’s research and world map puts Australia, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Malta ahead of Britain. The research looks into the level of pro-activity in …