LGBT Youth Scotland menu
Hide me

Lesson activities and assemblies

LGBT History Month (February)

Every February Scotland celebrates LGBT History Month and Purple Friday as a way to celebrate LGBT identities.

Each year has a different theme and our LGBT Charter team develops learning activities and assemblies for schools.

You can now download LGBT Youth Scotland's learning resources for LGBT History Month 2022:

You can find the activities and lessons we've created for previous History Months here.

Generic LGBT Awareness

Everybody has to start somewhere! These assemblies: introduce the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender; highlight some LGBT role models; challenge homophobic language and behaviours; and give the opportunity to share where young people can get support.

SharePoint link

International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day is the third Wednesday of October. This is a day to raise awareness about the use of pronouns and why they are important to people’s sense of identity.

This resource is for P7-S6 classes to learn about what pronouns are, why they matter and how to ask about pronouns. 

You can download the International Pronouns Day 2021 Lesson and Teachers' Notes now. 

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is another opportunity to highlight what homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviours may look like and that they are unacceptable in school. This day also has themes and each years’ resources reflect that.

SharePoint Link

Human Rights Day

The UNCRC is central to the Scottish education system and children and young people should know the rights they have. This activity focuses discussion of these rights around LGBT identities.

SharePoint link

Coming Out Day

This day in October is a good opportunity for schools and teachers to positively highlight LGBT identities, share information about support for young people and discuss the issues around coming out for LGBT young people.

SharePoint link

World AIDS Day

HIV/AIDS is still a very misunderstood topic especially with the changing treatment options available. This day in early December is a perfect opportunity to challenge misconceptions and stigmas while also sharing up to date information.

SharePoint link

Bi Visibility Day

Bisexual identities are often ignored or erased from discussions about same-sex relationships. This day in September is a good way to celebrate bisexual identities and positively share information about same-sex attraction.

SharePoint link

SHH! Silence Helps Homophobia

A campaign film written by and starring Scottish young people, this is an excellent resource for schools and teachers looking to explore what can be down to challenge homophobia and homophobic language in their schools.

SharePoint link

Anti-bullying Week

Mid-November is Anti-Bullying Week and is a good opportunity for schools to reiterate their commitments to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

SharePoint link

Transgender Day of Visibility

Typically transgender people receive very few positive messages about their identities and this day affords schools and teachers the perfect opportunity to celebrate transgender people in Scotland and around the world.

SharePoint link

Subscribe to our mailing list