). Here's what else you can do.
Use external role models
Get in touch with organisations such as Stonewall, Educate and Celebrate, and Diversity Role Models. Bring in their ambassadors to talk to your students.
Be positive when students come out to you
Listen, offer reassurance and support, and work with individuals to figure out what they need most.
Yes, this is about LGBT teachers coming out, too. Of course, no one should be forced to come out - it's a very personal decision. But once it becomes the norm among teachers, it will be easier for LGBT students to have the confidence to do it.
Provide access to resources
Display relevant leaflets, books, films, magazines and websites at information points around the school.
Protect your students from bullying
Make sure that LGBT issues are enshrined in your school's anti-bullying policies.
As teachers and writers, we can help to ensure that in 20 or 30 years, there will be no more reports of teenagers committing suicide because they were afraid of who they might fall in love with.
Liz Kessler is the author of the Emily Windsnap series. Read Me Like a Book is published by Orion Children's Books