LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month, which begins on 1 February, aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. TES’ LGBT collection offers support and guidance to primary and secondary schools in challenging homophobic bullying and celebrating diversity. All our resources have been shared by TES partners to help teachers.
- Stonewall’s Education Guide will give you the tools you need to prevent homophobic language.
- Help pupils understand how the words we use can affect people.
- A lesson plan to help your class to begin to recognise the diversity of loving relationships.
- Explore the diversity of and within families with this lesson plan.
- An enlightening study into the portrayal of gay people on youth TV.
- A sensitive guide for working with faith communities and managing the relationship between faith and sexual orientation.
- This lesson covers different types of relationships and the impact of prejudice, bullying, discrimination on individuals and communities.
- Encourage your class to think about how people are all different and that difference is something to celebrate through the book Something Else by Kathryn Cave.
- A lesson to prompt open and frank discussion about the sexual activities of people of all orientations. An excellent source of support for anyone who finds the idea of an SRE lesson with a discussion of LGBT sex intimidating.
- Lesson plans and activities to about the diversity of human sex and gender, and how it is seen in different cultures.
- A lesson for pupils to consider why the history of minority groups might be hidden or retold.
- A useful toolkit highlighting legislation supporting the introduction of LGBT elements in the curriculum – and how to promote LGBT History Month.
- A great selection of starters, mains and extension activities for covering sexual orientation and homophobia within your lessons.
- A short video following the lives of five gay teachers to find out how they cope with working in a school.
- A lovely assembly pack to celebrate LGBT History Month. Includes a game, several films and the story of Alan Turing as an example of LGBT contribution to maths, science and engineering.
- Educate your pupils about the causes and consequences of homophobia and empower them to be the ones who challenge it.
Resources from TES
- Explore the idea of equality for everyone – with specific reference to LGBT History Month – with this assembly PowerPoint presentation.
- A fantastic set of lesson ideas and tutorials examining religious attitudes towards love, sex, pre-marital sex, types of families, cohabitation and homosexuality.