PSHE & Citizenship
The LGBTQ+ Voices resources help students aged 11–16 build their understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, explore the contributions of LGBTQ+ Army personnel past and present, and discuss how we can all become better allies to other communities and groups.
The resources include materials for an assembly and a lesson. The assembly presentation profiles six LGBTQ+ service people who contributed during the First or Second World Wars, asking students to consider their stories and experiences before watching video reflections from current LGBTQ+ Army personnel. The lesson builds on some of these themes, expanding students' knowledge of the key laws that have impacted the LGBTQ+ community and providing case studies of four historical and current LGBTQ+ Army personnel, including WWI soldier Edward Brittain and Deborah Penny, the first trans soldier in the British Army. The final activity then explores allyship, with a video with current LGBTQ+ personnel used to spark discussions of how we can all be better allies to others.
The LGBTQ+ Voices resources could be used as part of your school’s activities for Pride Month, Remembrance Day, or as part of general curriculum learning – with links to key aspects of PSHE/Health and Wellbeing and related curricula, alongside History and Citizenship. The resources also align to the Gatsby Benchmarks for careers education, creating space for discussion of careers and workplaces through curriculum learning.