LGBT+ / LGBTQ+

LGBT+ or LGBTQ+ is an adjective pertaining collectively to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and to people with gender expressions outside traditional norms, including nonbinary, intersex and other queer people (and those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation), along with their allies.

This page is dedicated to supporting educators to promote equality and inclusivity in schools for the LGBT+ or LGBTQ+ community.

The page consists of useful websites and blogs as well as resources from various publishers around the world.

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

Useful Websites & Web Articles

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The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group supports and advances the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender primary school teachers in Ireland and advocates for LGBT+ inclusion in primary schools.

LGBT Ireland Supporting, Educating and Connecting to enhance LGBT+ lives. We’re here to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.

What is LGBTQ Discrimination? – LGBTQ Rights and Laws (USA news article) – from Florin Roebig – Trial Attorneys

Useful Resources

Big Book of LGBTQ+ Activities, The

 21.50

Teaching Children about Gender Identity, Sexuality, Relationships and Different Families

Creating Safe Environments for LGBT Students

 56.95

Creating Safe Environments for LGBT Students is a comprehensive training guidebook for educators who are committed to diversity and the full inclusion of LGBT students in every aspect of the Catholic high school experience.

Doshel Bond, The

 12.50

This is a heart-rendering tale of parent and sibling relationships within a contemporary blended family.

LOOK INSIDE (excerpt):

Educator’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion

 22.50

This approachable and easy-to-follow book guides teachers, educators, administrators, and school staff toward appropriate and proven ways to create safer learning environments, update school policies, enhance curricula and better support LGBT+ youth as they learn.

Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom

 33.95

This important book breaks down issues of gender and sexuality at the individual, interactional, and institutional level and shows how you can cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and belonging for all students.

Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools

 46.50

This exploration of effective practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender-diverse students in elementary, middle and high school contexts focuses on curriculum, pedagogy and school environment.

Homophobic Bullying Discussion Cards

 46.50

Help young people explore the sensitive area of homophobic bullying with this set of discussion cards

How to Transform Your School into an LGBT+ Friendly Place

 19.95

This book gives teachers, governors and other staff the knowledge, strategies and confidence they need to implement a curriculum that is inclusive for all.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Sticker Book

 11.50

This vibrant sticker book includes 200+ Pride-themed stickers, featuring rainbows, Pride flags, pronouns and empowering slogans, all beautifully illustrated to be a source of inspiration, whether you’re gay, bi, queer, intersex, trans, non-binary or an ally.

Mental Well-Being in Schools

 24.95

This important book is a practice-facing, evidence-based guide for teachers, support staff, education students and schools, giving advice on the ways in which we can support the mental well-being of pupils from diverse backgrounds.

Queer Teaching – Teaching Queer

 46.50

This book draws upon contemporary Irish and international research which explores the critical interplay between education studies and sexualities.