Role Model Stories: LGBT+ storytelling streaming service

Our Role Model Stories service provides teachers with free access to LGBT+ storytelling videos and downloadable teacher resources, which compliment each video's role model message, to bring a taste of our face-to-face workshops to every classroom worldwide.

The unique and powerful messages our role models share in these exclusive video resources allow teachers anywhere to educate about LGBT+ identities, the impact of bullying and how to embrace difference and include everyone.

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Covering a range of topics, each video comes with a bespoke resource created for teachers to confidently facilitate these lessons and show these videos in the classroom to primary and secondary students. Each resource will have suggested year groups, such as Year 7+. However, teachers are encouraged to review the video and all materials for suitability before using them in the classroom.

The resource for teachers contains:

  • Discussion questions and activities
  • Challenge questions and activities
  • Extension ideas
  • Further resources, support and guidance
  • A glossary of useful terms
  • Curriculum links

How to use these videos

These videos and teacher resources are available on our Vimeo on Demand channel. The videos are available free for streaming only (unavailable for download). The teacher resources can also be downloaded free of charge. Navigate to the video you'd like to screen, download the resource from the link at the bottom of description, prepare your lesson and return later and click play when you're ready.

There are 21 episodes - here's five samples


Gubs discusses the homophobic bullying people faced at school for not conforming to gender stereotypes and the assumptions his family had that he would marry a woman and follow a certain course in life. He discusses the challenges he faced in coming out to his family and how he and his husband have now been accepted by his family.

Learning Objective: Students will examine the negative consequences of stereotyping and assumptions. Students will investigate the challenges someone may face in coming out to friends and family. Students will categorise different types of pressures and expectations and evaluate the importance of being true to yourself.

For Year 9 and above.

This video is subtitled in English (UK).


Holly shares her story about coming out as a transgender woman and how she didn’t get the support she needed to live as her true self until later in life. She describes coming out to her parents at 14 but then not talking about it again until much later. She eventually came out to her then girlfriend who supported her to come out to others in her life. She now lives in London and is married to her wife and is living the life she dreamed she’d be able to live.

Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain what it means to be transgender and define gender identity, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation and gender expression. Students will be able to reflect on what support someone may need if they wanted to come out.

For Year 9 and above.

This video is subtitled in English (UK).


Olivette talks about growing up as a Black Lesbian at a time when the LGBT+ community had fewer rights. She discusses being inspired by the events of the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969 and Black feminist movements. She talks about her experiences of intersectionality (see definitions) as a Black LGBT+ woman facing homophobia, sexism and racism at different points in particular ways. She also discusses her Christian faith. Olivette covers “coming out” or telling people around her that she is LGBT+. She talks about how it was a gradual process for her and mentions comments from her mother that suggest that sexuality, to her mother, was perhaps more fluid.

Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the challenges faced by LGBT+ people who have intersectional identities, such as ethnicity, faith and gender. Students will be able to describe a key event in LGBT+ history, the Stonewall Uprising, and discuss its significance in the ongoing campaign for LGBT+ rights.

For Year 9 and above.

This video is subtitled in English (UK).


Mon shares their experiences of how they did not fit gendered expectations growing up. They describe how important having language and terms to describe yourself is and that how we label ourselves can change. They discuss how societal attitudes towards people who do not fit expected stereotypes can be negative and hurtful.

Learning objective:  Students will examine non-binary identities and discuss how having the language to describe ourselves comfortably is important and will recognise that those labels may change. Students will investigate how labelling people based on gender stereotypes is incorrect and hurtful.

For Year 9+. This video is subtitled in English (UK).


Richy shares his story of experiencing homophobic bullying whilst at school because of not conforming to male gender stereotypes. He later reveals that he is straight and highlights that Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying can affect anyone. He points out that some of the bullying was from teachers as well as other pupils, showing that tackling HBT bullying needs a whole school focus.

Learning objective: Students will be able to explain how homophobic bullying can affect someone's wellbeing and will be able to recognise how it can impact people who are not LGBT+ as well. 

For Year 7 to 9. This video is subtitled in English (UK).