This week we are taking part in Stand Up! Week, the aim of which is to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+ and Intersex People) students by other students.
Why do we need Stand Up! Week
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) young people develop their sexual and gender identities within supportive families and communities and are leading happy lives. However, many other LGBTI+ young people experience serious levels of homophobia, transphobia and exclusion in their schools, youth clubs and local areas.
What is happening in school this week?
Videos and discussions on LGBTI+ issues in SPHE classes
Rainbow waterfall at school entrance and flying rainbow flag
Non uniform day on friday where staff and students wear a colour of the rainbow
Mr Coplen / Ms Keher / Ms Heffron (LGBTI+ Awareness Committee)
Noticeboard outside Room 5 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Counsellor (Mr McGettigan) / Chaplain (Ms Gallagher)
http://www.belongto.org (Information on support groups for parents and LGBTI+ people)