The Proud Trust training and education team writes a simple, easy to use, education and resource pack for LGBT+ History Month, which is celebrated each year in the UK in February.
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LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH 2023: BEHIND THE LENS
We are thrilled to bring you the LGBT+ History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2023. LGBT+ young people exist in every space where young people are, including classrooms. At The Proud Trust, we often talk about the quote “if you can see it you can be it…” The opportunity that positive education during LGBT+ History Month provides is therefore twofold:
- To give young people the knowledge to understand and embrace the rich diversity of the world they live in, and for some, the words to describe their own experiences.
- To make visible the LGBT+ people who have been successful in a myriad of different professions.
This year’s theme “Behind the Lens” gives us a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the lives and professional accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, many of who work outside of the limelight in the fields of photography, film making, TV, music and fashion.
LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH 2022: The Arc is Long
We are thrilled to bring you the LGBT+ History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2022, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK.
This year’s theme “The Arc is Long” is inspired by a Martin Luther King quote:
‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’
The quote is thought to mean that although it is taking a long time, we are curving/moving towards social justice and fairness.
This theme provides us with the opportunity to explore the idea of social justice and changing attitudes towards LGBT+ people. While we have come a long way in terms of inclusion and attitudes towards same gender relationships and equal marriage, there is still a great deal of work that can happen in terms of positive trans (including non-binary) representation and inclusion.
We extend a massive proud “shout out” to Finn, a Proud Trust young person who designed this year’s LGBT+ History Month logo and badge, firmly taking their own place in LGBT+ history! Can a young person from your school or youth group design next year’s logo? See session two in the pack!
LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH 2021: BODY, MIND, SPIRIT
We are thrilled to bring you the LGBT+ History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2021, as always, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. The theme this year of Body, Mind and Spirit has provided us with much opportunity to explore the complexities of who we are and what we can aspire to be. There is even a chance for young people to design the LGBT+ History Month logo and badge for 2022, taking their own place in LGBT+ history!
This year also sees the launch of “The Classroom” on our sister Rainbow Flag Award website. Here you will find the 2021 LGBT+ History Month activity pack already prepared for classroom use, with PowerPoints and lesson plans. Explore The Rainbow Flag Award Classroom, with many other free LGBT+ inclusive lessons for you to download and deliver.
Please note, if you have an issue downloading these resources, it could be down to your schools firewall settings. If you download it outside of your workplace, you shouldn’t experience any issues.
LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH 2020: POETRY PROSE AND PLAYS
We are thrilled to bring you the LGBT+ History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2020, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. This year, the whole of LGBT+ History Month has been dedicated to Lyra McKee, the journalist and LGBT+ activist who was shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland in 2019. With that in mind, we’re grateful to Sara Canning, Lyra’s partner at the time of her death, for writing the foreword to this years pack.
The theme this year of Poetry, Prose and Plays provides us with rich pickings in terms of activities for young people. We hope you will enjoy delivering the four sessions, one on terminology, then one of each of poetry, prose and plays. This pack will help you bring LGBT+ awareness into your youth groups or classrooms, and could be delivered as part of PSHE, English, drama or history!
LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2019: PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND ACTIVISM
The 2019 theme was of such great importance, enabling an exploration of LGBT+ activism in the year that marked 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important that we understand the fights that are still continuing to happen, and still need to happen, to give folk liberation and peace.
Our thanks are extended to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, founder of UK Black Pride, who has kindly written the thought provoking foreword to this years pack.
This four session pack will help you bring LGBT+ awareness into your youth groups or classrooms, and could be delivered as part of PSHE or history!
LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2018: GEOGRAPHY - MAPPING OUR WORLD
We’re thrilled to bring you the LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2018, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. We’re also delighted that Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey, co-founder of Harvey Milk Foundation and international LGBT rights campaigner, has also contributed, by writing the foreword.
This three session pack will help you bring LGBT awareness into your youth groups or classrooms, and could be delivered as part of PSHE, history or geography! This years pack has been quality assured by the PSHE Association.
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