Celebrating Pride Month 2023: Stories and Resources for Inclusion

As Pride Month kicks off, we've delved into the inspiring stories, resources and networks that are helping promote LGBTQI+ inclusivity and awareness in schools.

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6/13/2023 1:31:14 PM
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Pride Month 2023 brings a multitude of stories and resources that highlight the progress made in promoting LGBTQ+ inclusivity while acknowledging the challenges that still exist.  

Whether you’re exploring teaching and want to know how LGBTQ+ issues are included in school life, or a teacher looking for a quick summary, you’re in the right place.


Resource for working with young people 

Explore some of the advice and resources for people working with young people by Stonewall UK – from designing an LGBT-inclusive curriculum to case studies of LGBTQ+ athletes.


LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month runs every February and is for everyone to explore the role of LGBTQ+ people in our history and culture. 

The LGBT+ History Month 2023 #BehindTheLens celebrated LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens: directors, cinematographers, screen writers, producers, animators, costume designers, special effects, make up artists, lighting directors, musicians, choreographers and beyond. 

It emphasizes the importance of integrating LGBTQ+ history into the broader curriculum, creating a more inclusive and accurate representation of our collective past, and has a calendar of events throughout the year.

Stonewall also contribute to LGBT History Month, celebrating the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals who have made significant impacts in various fields, fostering a sense of pride and belonging.  


Teaching resources from TeachWire.net 

Teachwire.net has curated a wonderful collection of resources designed to support teachers in sharing LGBTQ+ topics with secondary school students.

These resources actively encourage inclusivity and aim to provide age-appropriate information that fosters understanding and empathy. By equipping teachers with effective tools to address these topics, this initiative helps create a more inclusive and accepting learning environment for all students. 


Pride in schools being debated 

Pride Month celebrations in London schools have sparked debate for some people, reflecting differing opinions on how to approach LGBTQ+ issues in schools.

While some argue for the importance of inclusivity and celebrating diversity, others express concerns about age-appropriate content and parental consent. This ongoing debate emphasizes the need for open dialogue and collaboration to ensure that LGBTQ+ topics are taught in a manner that respects the diverse perspectives and values within our communities. 


Pride Progress

A podcast that amplifies the voices of LGBTQ+ educators and celebrate the power of diversity. The podcast covers all sort of topics including sport, relationships, and leadership. 



LGBTed is a network of LGBT+ teachers and leaders, empowering them to be authentic in schools, colleges and universities, to support students and to be an advocate for increasing LGBT+ visibility in our education system. 


Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education

The Centre is committed to challenging all forms of prejudice, discrimination and marginalisation towards individuals and collectives in schools and colleges who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/ Questioning and others who have gender identities or sexual orientations that differ from the heterosexual and cisgender majority.