Standing Up for Education
The NUT has a proud history of representing LGBT+ teachers and supporting all teachers to promote LGBT+ equality in their workplace. Supporting LGBT+ pupils and staff involves ensuring that the attitudes which generate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are eliminated in all areas of school life.
Teachers can only create fair and equal education and help all children and young people to thrive and succeed under the right Government policies. The NUT is building a wide movement to achieve a better educational landscape.
Our website www.teachers.org.uk/equality/lgbt provides a wealth of information for teachers on:
- activities for LGBT History Month and a link to the LGBT HM website;
- downloadable resources such as Trans Teachers Matter;
- Pride events organised by the Union as well as other external Pride events;
- advice and guidance for LGB and Trans teachers specifically on sexual harassment and bullying; and
- information about the 2016 NUT LGBT+ Annual Conference.
The NUT is represented across the country at Pride events each year. We have a bus in the London and Brighton Pride marches and stalls and a presence at these and the following events: Hampshire, Exeter, Birmingham, Oxford, Blackpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff and Manchester. To find out more about getting involved go to www.teachers.org.uk/events .
Find out more about all of the NUT’s equality conferences and events by downloading our 2016 Equality Calendar here.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information about NUT equality events or policies. We look forward to hearing from you.
NUT LGBT+ Teachers Conference
This year’s NUT LGBT Conference will be held at the Meeting Place in Manchester on 15/16 July. The key note speaker will be Manjinder Sidhu speaking on the link between racism and homophobia.
The day will be very interactive with members having the opportunity to discuss issues of importance to them and their work in schools and colleges in an Open Space session led by teachers, for teachers. As well as interactive regional discussion groups about ways in which members can get more involved and build local networks the conference also sends its own motion to the NUT annual conference.
Workshops taking place will explore:
- The safe use of social media;
- Discussing the LGBT +;
- Creating a LGBT+ Friendly School; and
- Tackling oppression in schools as it impacts on Refugee children.