Are You Proud? lesson plans for IDAHOBIT and Pride Month 2020

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'Educate & Celebrate charity teams with Are You Proud? filmmakers to get vital LGBTQ+ Education Resources into Schools'

Educate & Celebrate, one of the leading LGBT+ education charities in the U.K. has partnered up with the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary “Are You Proud?” to produce vital resources for LGBT+ education; and now they need your help to make them available to every school in the country. As we mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17th and #PrideMonth2020, Educate & Celebrate are offering you the opportunity to sponsor your school!

In September 2020, new regulations for teaching relationships and sex education (RSE) in English schools come into force, an inconceivable landmark moment for those who grew up under Section 28. However, to be effective, schools and teachers need to be equipped with the correct training and have proper resources.

Therefore, you can now sponsor a school to make sure they have access to these new vital resources, policy guidance, lesson plans, curriculum maps, discounts on services and MUCH MORE!

  • Sponsor a school HERE for £50

Are You Proud? - a documentary which charts over 50 years of the LGBT+ movement - was named one of the Guardian’s Top Ten Documentaries Of The Year and has since gone on to be screened around the world. Director Ashley Joiner says “Are You Proud? was the film I needed to see when I was growing up under Section 28, and now we have an incredible opportunity to make sure it’s available to every young person in the country. With Pride’s across the country being cancelled due to Covid-19, what better way to show our pride than by supporting the next generation”

Dr Elly Barnes, MBE, founder of Educate and Celebrate says, “For us at E&C this is about politicising young people and helping them to draw parallels between the history shown in Are You Proud? and today's political climate. For instance we could explore the Conservative governments' response to the AIDS/HIV in the 80's and the COVID-19 pandemics. In that, in a time of national crisis, Thatcher brings in Section 28 to rub salt into the wounds of the queer community and Lizz Truss pedals backwards on the Gender Recognition Act. We could view these as deliberate political attacks on the LGBT+ community in a time of national crisis."

Developed in response to the film, the lesson plans are designed to help 11-18 year olds understand the complex LGBT+movement towards liberation and how their struggle intersects with other groups' campaigns for freedom; and could be delivered in History, Politics, PSHE, whole school assemblies and tutorials.

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Educate & Celebrate will use the plans with their hundreds of PRIDE Youth Network and PRIDE in Inclusion Award Schools all over the UK and internationally to inform campaigning within their own schools and communities.

For further information contact or the Director Ashley Joiner on