LGBT History Month 2018
In 2018 LGBT History Month will mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of Section 28, which prohibited local authorities from disseminating materials that ‘promoted homosexuality’ in schools . It will also mark 40 years since the shooting of Harvey Milk, the USA’s first out-gay elected councillor. Visit the LGBT history month site at http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/
LGBT History Month resources list (.pdf document) : Download File
Resources can be borrowed from the Schools Library Service
LGBT History Month PowerPoint presentation for display (non- editable) : LGBT History Month PowerPoint Display
Search our catalogue :
- Primary school LGBT resources including picture books and fiction
- Secondary school LGBT resources including fiction
Why are schools important and why is LGBT History Month important for schools?
February is the national LGBT History Month
Schools have a crucial role in educating for equality. They have a responsibility to every pupil to ensure a safe and secure learning environment in which they can thrive. They have a responsibility to all pupils to prepare them for adult life in the real world.
A key part of doing this is to ensure that the culture of our schools is inclusive and welcoming. Countering the prevalent assumption that everyone represented in the curriculum (including the hidden curriculum) is heterosexual becomes essential