For LGBT History Month this year we are celebrating 15 years since Section 28 was repealed. This was a piece of legislation that prevented schools from even talking about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. How much has changed in 15 years! It is now illegal NOT to talk about LGBTQ+ issues in schools.
That’s why we’re using a knowledge organiser (see below) in lessons to ensure Barr Beacon pupils are knowledgeable about the world around them.
But how much do you already know yourself? Have a go at this quick quiz.
- What does LGBTQ+ mean?
- When was homosexuality decriminalised in Britain?
- Right now, in how many countries is it illegal for men to have sex with men? And women with women?
- When were the last people executed in Britain for same sex acts?
- When did same-sex marriage become possible in Britain?
You might find these resources useful if you are supporting an LGBTQ+ person coming out
An overview, by Stonewall, for parents of LGBTQ+ children: HERE
Come Out and Say It Guide – HERE
‘My trans daughter’ from the NHS: HERE
General guidance from the NHS: HERE
You can find the answers on the knowledge organiser (or scroll to the bottom of this page).
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- Lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer + (see the knowledge organiser for others)
- 1967 (partially)
- 72 - men/45 - women