Chief Executive, Stonewall
How young people see themselves, each other and the world around them is shaped by what they learn
about at school.
For every young person to be prepared for life in modern Britain, it’s vital that their curriculum reflects the
full diversity of the world they live in. When pupils are supported to understand diversity and celebrate
difference, they can develop accepting attitudes towards those who are different to them, and feel proud
of the things that make them different themselves.
This includes teaching about lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people and themes. While Britain has made
huge strides towards LGBT equality in recent decades, anti-LGBT bullying and language unfortunately
remain commonplace in Britain’s schools. A crucial part of tackling this problem is delivering a curriculum
that includes LGBT people and their experiences.
Read the guidelines from Stonewall.