What are our aims?
We passionately believe that LGB and T young people must have equal learning opportunities. We work to prevent homophobic bullying in schools by educating all students about differences in sexuality and gender identity.
We have two aims:
- We use positive role models - gay, straight and transgender - to help LGB and T students feel confident and to understand that things really do get better.
- We ensure their classmates understand, accept and welcome the differences they sense in others.
We want to engage with corporate bodies to help make things better for young people.
How do we do this?
Positive role models speak to classes of young people about their experiences of either being LGB or T or being a straight ally. Workshops are run by trained facilitators who lead discussions around stereotypes and friendship. After role models have spoken to the class, students have the opportunity to ask anonymous questions of the role models. The message is one of empathy and respect; we do not ask students to make any moral decision around sexual orientation, however we speak of the need for ALL young people to be able to achieve their best, which means removing discrimination and bullying from schools.
How can we work together?
We have a full range of opportunities for organisations wo help us achieve our goals. From hosting fundraising events, to running the British 10km for us or sponsoring our programme to run in a particular school - we have a long waiting list of schools for which we seek sponsors.
We also have tiered sponsorship packages in which your organisation could become a Premier Partner or Supporting Sponsor. Please contact us for more information.