LGBT History Month aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The LGBT History Month website has lots of useful background information and resources for schools, including toolkits and suggested lessons, and details of the theme for each year. You can also find resources on the Schools Out website and the Stonewall website. The Amnesty International UK website has an LGBTI Rights Activity Pack. You can find an assembly script, lesson plan and film clips about LGBT issues on the TrueTube website. The following articles include examples of how schools have approached issues relating to LGBT history and/or links to useful resources:
- Making homophobia history (Guardian, October 2010)
- Tackling homophobia in schools (Guardian, October 2011)
- A Resources special: Equality - Still out of sight and out of mind (TES, January 2013)
See also our article about Love (and marriage) which explores related issues.