Education resources

Here is a notional list, the germ of a directory that will hopefully grow as members contribute new resources.

Generic LGBT Educational Resources

Gay And Lesbian Education – The Global Alliance for LGBT education

GALE is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. We promote the full inclusion of people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity and their expression by identifying, enhancing and sharing educational expertise. The membership of the community is open to anyone actively involved in education about LGBT issues.

All Clear: Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals at Work

All Clear intends to help workplaces fight against prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Sexual Education Should Begin at Home to Prevent AIDS

Gender, Education and the Media Training Guide

A media training guide on Gender and Education, developed by Beyond Access with a lot of practical advice for working with the media.

Celebrate differences, how to discuss homophobia

Educational Modules developed by Couleurs Gaies, Centre LGBT de Lorraine Nord on LGBT education.

The GLSEN Lunchbox

The GLSEN Lunchbox is a plastic box with a series of suggestions on how to carry out training to educators and community members about making schools safer and more affirming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.

Open Up Your Workplace: Challenging Homophobia and Heteronormativity

This publication is an empowering educational resource for all members of the workplace fighting homophobia and discrimination

Homophobic bullying resources

EACH – Educational Action Challenging Homophobia

EACH is a national, charitable organisation, established in 2001 and set up to challenge homophobia through education.



Schools Out! National

Schools Out is an organisation for LGBT people working in education. Their website includes a model policy for dealing with homophobic bullying.

BM Schools Out! National

London WC1N 3XX



Safe Schools Coalition – Bullying, Harassment and School-based Violence

List of resources, some of which have been adapted for the UK, covering issues around anti-LGBT bullying.

They Don’t Even Know Me – Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and Violence in Schools

This report, produced by the Safe Schools Coalition of Washington State, details the findings of over 100 interviews with young people about homophobic harassment and violence.

General bullying resources

BBC Online – Bullying in schools

This is a useful resource with information for young people, parents and teachers covering a range of issues around bullying in schools.

Click on the link below

Tackling Bullying – Listening to the views of Children and Young People

This is the summary report of research conducted by Childline that looks at what children and young people believe should be done to decrease bullying.

Bullying – Symptons, Solutions and Strategies That Work

Report of the 2001 Childline conference on bullying.

Don’t Suffer In Silence – an anti-bullying pack for schools

This pack, produced by the Department for Education and Skills, explores issues around bullying and suggests strategies that enable schools to deal with the problem effectively. It also covers homophobic bullying, with information about school’s legal obligation to challenge and prevent bullying based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Resources for young people

Let’s Stop Bullying – Advice for Young People

This guide is produced by the Scottish Executive, and offers helpful information about what you can do if you are being bullied and recommends sources of support.

Bullying – Information for Primary School Pupils

Leaflet produced by Childline offering advice to primary age children who are being bullied or know know someone who is being bullied at school.

Bullying – Information for Secondary School Pupils

Leaflet produced by Childline offering advice to young people at secondary school who are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied.

Resources for parents and families

Let’s Stop Bullying – Advice for Parents and Families

This guide is produced by the Scottish Executive and provides information and advice about what to do if a young person is being bullied at school.

Resources for teachers

Challenging Homophobia – FPA Scotland

This pack is aimed at teachers, youth workers and health and social care staff. This is an excellent resource and contains a video, training handouts and exercises that form a three-day course exploring issues around homophobia.

Available from:


2-12 Pentoville Road

London N1 9FP

Telephone: 01865 719 418

Cost: £19.99 plus £5 p&p

Safe for All: A best practice guide to prevent homophobic bullying in secondary schools

Commissioned by the C21 Project and written by the Institute of Education, this guide is based on what schools are already doing to successfully tackle homophobic bullying. It shows how schools can use the National Healthy Schools Standards framework to deal with this issue.

Available from:

C21 Project / Stonewall

46 Grovesnor Gardens



Telephone: 020 7881 9440


Cost: £2 for schools; £5 for others

ILES Improving the Learning Environment in Schools through Bullying and Discipline Strategies

This publication is intended to assist teachers who responsibility for co-ordinating the development of bullying policies and for reviewing classroom strategies aimed at helping pupils to consider their own behaviour and the effect it can have on others.

LGBT Youth Scotland resources

Library of links

or email to request resource packs

Homophobic Bullying Report

| Date created: Thu 19 Apr 2007 | File Size: 244 kb | File Time: 35 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: The Experience of Homophobic Bullying amongst Teenagers in Scotland: A Survey of 13-19 year olds. By Sophie Johnston (FUSION Volunteer) 5th June 05. 22/06/2005

Addressing LGBT Issues with Young People

| Date created: Thu 19 Apr 2007 | File Size: 980 kb | File Time: 142 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: Addressing LGBT Issues with Young People: Educational Sessions and Support for Teachers A Healthy Respect Resource. 26/09/2005

Guide for Teachers on LGBT Issues

| Date created: Thu 19 Apr 2007 | File Size: 56 kb | File Time: 8 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: Useful guidance for schoolteachers on dealing with LGBT issues.

Homophobic Incidents in Scottish Schools – Full Report and Recommendations

| Date created: Wed 27 Jun 2007 | File Size: 839 kb | File Time: 122 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: Full report of LGBT Youth Scotland research into homophobic incidents in Scottish schools. Included also are recommendations for future work in this area. This research was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Education Department and was launched in 2006.

Homophobic Incidents in Scottish Schools – Executive Summary

| Date created: Wed 27 Jun 2007 | File Size: 426 kb | File Time: 62 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: Executive summary of LGBT Youth Scotland research into homophobic incidents in Scottish schools. This research was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Education Department and was launched in 2006.

LGBT Youth Scotland Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed as one of a number of equality projects covering a range of issues. It follows research to identify policy, practice, awareness and confidence around dealing with homophobic incidents.

The resource aims to provide confidence and skills to support school staff in recognising, preventing and dealing with homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools in the context of curriculum for excellence.

The toolkit has been developed by LGBT Youth Scotland, the national youth organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in partnership with LTS and funded by the Scottish Government. It is based on research with teachers, education authority staff and young people.

Free download material

Dealing with Homophobia and Homophobic Bullying in Scottish Schools – Teachers Toolkit (1.2 MB)

Dealing with Homophobia and Homophobic Bullying in Scottish Schools – Lesson Plans (1.3 MB)


The Challenging Homophobia Together Schools Conference 2009 brought together over 150 delegates working in Scottish schools to learn more about the issues facing LGBT young people and to develop skills and strategies to address homophobic attitudes and homophobic bullying in schools.

This conference has been made possible by the kind support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and our other conference and campaign partners, respectme, Scotland’s Anti Bullying Service, and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

Our thanks also to those who contributed to the day’s agenda: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Reduce Abuse, No Outsiders, ChildLine Scotland, Enquire and Parent’s Enquiry.

Coming soon: full conference report with photos of the day, workshop presentations and participants’ promises and action points.


Taking LGBT Equality Further and Higher:

Toolkit for Colleges and Universities

“I was blown away by your professionalism” Taking LGBT Equality Further and Higher training participant

LGBT Youth Scotland undertook a project on the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (EESOR) in partnership with the Scottish Funding Council and NUS Scotland.

The aim of the project was to establish levels of awareness of the EESOR in vocational training settings and to look at LGBT Young people’s experiences of Colleges and Universities.

Using this learning, we developed a toolkit resource to support colleges and universities in promoting a more inclusive culture for LGBT learners and employees.

If you would like a FREE hard copy of the toolkit please contact us at and we will organise getting a copy sent out to you, all we need from you is postage and packaging costs.

Taking LGBT Equality Further and Higher Toolkit

| Date created: Tue 30 Jun 2009 | File Size: 287 kb | File Time: 41 seconds @ 56 kbps

Description: Word version of the “Taking LGBT Equality Further and Higher Toolkit”, for the PDF version, please email for more details.

Other Resource packs from LGBT Youth Scotland

Gender Identity: Introductory Guide for Supporting Transgender People (2007)

Introductory guide to transgender issues. Produced by the Scottish Transgender Alliance.

Channel 4 Learning – programmes accompanied by learning activities

Gay to Z

Gay to Z explores a range of LGB young people’s lives and is designed to challenge assumptions and provoke discussion amongst pupils. The series supports learning activities that aim to help young people think about LGB people and the issues they might face.

Batty Man

Comedian and actor Stephen K Amos uses his own experiences as a black gay man to explore why homophobia still exists in his own community.

Sexual Bullying: Name It and Shame It

This pack contains a DVD and supporting materials which address sexual bullying. It was produced by young people in West Dunbartonshire.

Contact for information and a copy of the pack.

Gender Equality: A Toolkit for Education Staff (2007)

Under the Equality Act and the Gender Equality Duty which arises from it, schools are required to show that they are eliminating unlawful discrimination and harassment and promoting equality between women and men. This toolkit is designed to help education  staff to reflect on and develop that process throughout all aspects of their work in schools.

Addressing LGBT Issues with Young People (2006)

Resources developed by Healthy Respect and LGBT Youth Scotland to support teachers, youth workers and others in addressing LGBT with young people and providing curricular ideas for educational sessions on LGBT issues.

Amnesty International Education Activities (2006)

These materials were developed for LGBT History Month in 2006 and are aimed at pupils aged 14+ (KS4 in England). They focus on human rights, diversity and, in particular, the human rights of sexual minorities. Through role-play, research and case studies, students are invited to examine the use of language, the nature of prejudice and how it can be challenged in the UK and around the world.

Useful contacts and websites

Respectme, Scotland’s Anti Bullying Service

ChildLine 0800 1111


Stonewall Scotland

Equality Network

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Parents Enquiry

Queer Youth Network

Schools Out

Harvey Milk High School – US

Email to order Challenging Homophobia Together campaign materials for your school.


LGBT Resources abroad.

University of California at San Francisco LGBT Centre

University of California Davis Campus LGBT Education

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