Guidance Documents by The Proud Trust

How To Set Up An LGBT+ Group In A School Or College


We’re seeing a marked increase in the number of secondary schools and colleges setting up their own LGBT+ groups. This is a wonderful development, offering students – many of whom might not be able to go to their local LGBT+ youth group – the opportunity to access information and have fun, in a safe and supported environment.

This “How to Set Up and LGBT+ Group in a School or College” guide will give you all the tips and pointers you need, to help you set up your very own in-school or in-college LGBT+ group.

This guide is available to buy from our shop, or comes free as part of the LGBT+ Groups in Schools Alliance subscription.

Simple Guide To Inclusive Monitoring

Every organisation has a duty to make LGBT people’s identities visible and affirmed. Any easy way to do this is to ‘usualise’ people’s identities through routine monitoring forms. Download the attached for an easy guide to inclusive monitoring.

Setting Up an LGBT Youth Group


Whether you are a youth worker, a member of the LGBT community, a parent or a teacher, you may have researched your area, and realised that there is no LGBT+ youth group support for young people locally.

If you think you might like to help remedy this, you can set up a group! Download this guide to setting up and running LGBT youth groups (produced in partnership between The Proud Trust, Stonewall and The Kite Trust).

Click here to look at the guide to setting up gay-straight alliances (LGBT groups in schools).

Planning a Parent’s Event


Holding scheduled events for the parents, carers and friends of LGBT+ young people can prove to be a very rewarding experience for all involved. Parents, carers and friends are able to ask questions, and demystify what LGBT+ youth provisions offer and do, and LGBT+ young people feel better supported, and often empowered from the events.

Download the document to help you plan your next event for parents, carers and friends of LGBT+ youth!


Including LGBT People in Sport – A Guide



Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people find organised sports to be intimidating and alienating, having experienced homophobia and transphobia within sport, particularly school sport, from an early age. What can we do about this?

We worked with Pride Sports to produce this guide.

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