PANSEXUAL PRIDE DAY - DECEMBER 2022
We often get asked “what does pansexual mean” or “am I pansexual?” In this resource for Pansexual Pride Day on 8 December, we take a look at being pansexual and how it is different, and similar, to being bisexual. Many of us will use common words to describe a part of our identity, but what those words mean to us can be very different things. Here we take a look at some pansexual celebrities, as they tell us what being pan means to them.
YES QUEEN! - THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE 2022
2022 is the year of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. The word “queen” has been a significant word in the LGBT+ community for some time, with particular reference to drag queens. The now commonly heard phrase “yas queen!” derives from New York ball culture, a precursor to what we now know as drag culture, and was a term of encouragement. Here we explore drag, gendered rules and what clothes folks are “allowed” to wear…
Vogue and Willi Ninja - Black History Month 2021
October is Black History Month. This provides us with an opportunity to explore and celebrate the rich and vibrant contributions that Black people and Black communities have made to our society. It is also the opportunity to ask why these achievements have often been overlooked, distorted or ignored. Through this resource, we also introduce Willi Ninja, a gay man known as the “Godfather of Voguing”, who showed kindness and support to LGBT+ young people who had been made homeless in the 1980’s.
LGBT+ REPRESENTATION – IDAHOBIT 2021
This year for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we’re looking at LGBT+ representation. Who are the LGBT+ people that we see, and what do they do? What kinds of LGBT+ people are not visible, and in which spaces are they in? An exploration of LGBT+ representation to date, and a call to action about how to make schools more representative of, and for, the LGBT+ people in them.
Asexual Awareness Week - October 2019
How often do we explore the complexities of attraction? How often have you explored the topic of asexuality with young people? Asexuality is not a new concept, but it is becoming a more visible set of identities. In a world where there is pressure on young people to be active sexual beings, how about we validate the experiences of those that have no desire to be sexual, and who experience little, or no, sexual attraction to others…? A simple and easy to use resource, making asexuality more visible, and valid, making the world of difference to someone you work with or know.
Summer of 1969 Stonewall Riots IDAHOBIT 2019
Some events in history are very well documented, others not so much. In the summer of 1969, no doubt the news pages were full of stories of the moon landings. Lesser documented, however, in the June of 1969, a group of LGBT+ people stood up to unfair treatment they were receiving, and an uprising occurred. The Stonewall Riots in the summer of 1969 were the precursor of what we know today as Pride events. The brave actions of a few, changed the course of history for many, forever.
FAITH IN YOURSELF – INTER FAITH WEEK NOVEMBER 2018
Young people tell us that often people assume that you can’t be both religious and LGBT+. For Inter Faith Week (11th – 18th November) we invite you to listen the voices of LGBT+ people of faith, and think about how you can be supportive friends and allies. This term’s PowerPoint takes young people’s testimonies from our Faith In Yourself resource, to explore faith perspectives on being LGBT+ and how we can understand, respect and show kindness to others, especially when we might share different beliefs.
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK – NOVEMBER 2017
Being marked 13-17 November in 2017, The Anti-Bullying Alliance is using the theme “All Different, All Equal” for Anti-Bullying Week this year. We have created a simple to use PowerPoint for you to explore whether we are in fact “All Equal”. Recognising and celebrating our differences can help us a long way into really achieving true, and real, equality.
GILBERT BAKER, CREATOR OF THE PRIDE FLAG – IDAHOBIT 2017
To mark IDAHOBIT, 17 May 2017, our free termly resource focuses on a person called Gilbert Baker who passed away earlier in the year. Gilbert was the creator of the rainbow or “Pride” flag, which has become such an important symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community.
BIVISIBILITY DAY – 23 SEPTEMBER 2016
For the autumn 2016 term, our free resources for schools and youth clubs take a focus on bisexuality for BiVisibility Day on 23 September. Why is a BiVisibility day needed? Sometimes we can make the mistake of incorrect assumptions about a person’s sexual orientation based on their current partner… Bisexual people may face biphobia from within and from outside of the LGBT community at large. This easy to use PowerPoint resource will enable you to work with your groups and explore the issues that our bisexual friends might face.
WHAT IS YOUR PRONOUN – IDAHO 2016
This year, the theme of IDAHOBIT is “Mental Health and Well Being”. Our free termly resource focuses on something very simple – the use of pronouns. Your pronoun is the way in which you refer to yourself, often relating to the way you experience your gender. Common pronouns include “he/him”, ”she/her” and “they/them”.
In our society, unfortunately, a person’s pronoun tends to be assumed. Assumptions can be very dangerous!
“What is your pronoun?” – a very easy question to ask.
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