LGBTQI charity Just Like Us celebrate diversity efforts in education with 2021 Role Model Awards

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Categories spanned LGBT+ Inclusive Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Pride Group BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY JUST LIKE US Great news, DIVAs! LGBTQI charity Just Like Us has announced the winners of its 2021 Role Model Awards. Supported by sponsor J.P Morgan, the awards recognise teachers, students and schools alike in their efforts to [….]

Just Like Us poll reveals discomfort from teachers discussing LGBT+ topics

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One in five teachers reported being uncomfortable discussing LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales. Sadly, new research commissioned by Just Like Us has found that many teachers are still uncomfortable when it comes to teaching LGBT+ [….]

Black Queer History: How can the education system do better?

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In conversation with K Bailey Obazee and Sharifa James on the importance of Black queer joy and community BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES When it comes to the classroom, and the wider world in general, both Black and queer history have suffered a great deal of erasure. Growing up, classes that addressed Black [….]

LGBTQIA+ students are increasingly optimistic about being out at university, finds Stonewall-UCAS study

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Is it that time of year again? Hello, Freshers’ Week! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY University is often an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ individuals to embrace and explore their sexuality. New research shows that LGBTQIA+ students beginning university or college are, excitingly, increasingly viewing education as an opportunity to be open about their identity. Yay! [….]

EDUCATION: The shadow of Section 28

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe explores how the UK should move forward with LGBTQI education in schools BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK As we watch children returning to school in a post-COVID world, we think about the endless discussions of how they will be learning. We have spoken less, however, about what they will be learning. In [….]

EDUCATE & CELEBRATE: The charity building a future of inclusion

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DIVA meets Dr. Elly Barnes MBE, the woman behind the wonderful charity Educate & Celebrate BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you aren’t already aware of the amazing work that Educate & Celebrate do for LGBTQI inclusivity here in the UK, it’s a great time to introduce you. They’ve been working harder than ever over the past [….]

NEWS: Schools OUT launch the first ever Pride In Education conference

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The global online event will educate about prejudice and normalise LGBTQI education BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Schools OUT UK in partnership with Laila El-Metoui have put together the very first Pride In Education conference to take place this Pride Month to inspire and resource educators in order to make a positive difference to their lives.  On Saturday 27 [….]