NEWS: Educate & Celebrate teams with Are You Proud? filmmakers to provide LGBTQI education resources for Schools for Black History Month

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The collaboration will produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges BY EDUCATE & CELEBRATE  Educate & Celebrate, one of the leading LGBTQI education charities in the UK has partnered up with the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary Are You Proud? to produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges.  [….]

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 [….]

SCHOOL DIVERSITY WEEK: The education campaign which would have changed my life

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And how it’s making it through a pandemic… BY EMMA FAY Been on parental leave? Had a nice time? Fan of mental wellbeing? I have some “return to work” advice for you. There are good times to come back, and bad times to come back. Here’s when not to come back to work: Three weeks [….]

Mayor of London writes to every headteacher in London in support of inclusive education

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“Young people should be able to learn about healthy relationships of all kinds, and that includes LGBTQ+ relationships” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: SADIQ KHAN IN 2019 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is writing to every headteacher in London to give his full support to LGBTQI-inclusive relationships education in the capital’s schools. Reiterating his backing [….]

Real life: Growing up gay in an all-girls school

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School was not a safe space to be gay, remembers Molly Smith BY MOLLY SMITH Being gay in an all-girls school was the kind of challenge that I wish I could have avoided. Soon after I started at secondary the excitement of being at a new school began to evaporate and the crippling realisation that [….]

British public widely supportive of LGBT-inclusive education, research finds

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Stonewall urge the public to “come out” in support of inclusive education as the new school year begins BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS New research by nfpSynergy and commissioned by Stonewall, showed that 60% of the British public support primary school teachers educating students about LGBTQI families.  Among those aged 16–24 years old, support was even higher [….]