LGBTQ+ History Month

Tackling LBGTQ+ discrimination in school: Three Steps to Success

1. Educate

As a school we pride ourselves on being our best because everyone matters and so we should aim to educate people when they're being homophobic, transphobic or discriminatory against the LGBTQ+ community.  It's vital that people understand that it is not okay to use slurs, offensive actions or offensive language towards the LGBTQ+ community.  Educate and tell people that's not okay.

2. Report

The school has an email address dedicated to tackling this issue that you can email at any time for confidential support if someone is discriminating in school against you or someone you know.  You can also speak to any member of staff or friend you feel comfortable talking to.  The email you can report this is reporthomophobia@bishopluffa.org.uk

3. Be You

By educating and reporting these issues, we can create a safer and inclusive environment for everyone at Bishop Luffa School so that we may be ourselves and flourish.

Support

https://mindout.org.uk/

https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/sexuality

https://lgbt.foundation/helpline

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is a time dedicated to awareness, education but mostly, the celebration of the history and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2022, the month was given the theme 'the arc is long' taken from the Martin Luther King Jr. quote 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice’, and so the focus was on remembering that, as a society, we are all on a journey towards equality. To recognise this, we picked a few key events in LGBTQ+ history that create a timeline to help us to commemorate the journey that we have already been on, celebrate where we are now, and see how far we still have to go to reach equality for all.