Resources for Coming Out Day

LGBT Youth Scotland’s #SafeSupportedIncluded campaign focuses on experiences in education for young LGBTI people and the educators who support and teach them. We aim to shine a spotlight on the role models and trendsetters in Scotland, as well as sharing good practice and resources with the schools and colleges that most need support.

Ahead of Coming Out Day on Tuesday 11th October, LGBT Youth Scotland launches resources for teachers and people working in education. Coming Out Day happens in October every year, and was created in response to the fact that homophobia often thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance. Often when people know that they have loved ones who are LGBT, they are far less likely to harbour homophobic or discriminatory views.

To assist people working with young people in education to celebrate Coming Out Day, LGBT Youth has created assemblies and an activity for schools and teachers. For ease of planning, the assemblies are split into primary and secondary, while the activity is unlevelled and easily adaptable to suit the needs of the students.

Primary Assembly

Secondary Assembly

Secondary Classroom Activity

Coming Out Day poster graphic

Young people in Nairn Academy have kindly allowed us to share this guidance they produced for their peers on understanding LGBT identities and coming out.  It is something the young people themselves realised they needed and created it as part of their work on the Nairn Academy Equality Forum:

Nairn Academy Guide

If you are working with a young person looking for information or support (or you are a young person yourself), find out about our local youth groups here and our online digital youth work service here. Our advice and resources pages are full of even more useful information.

Interested in improving LGBT inclusion in your school? Find out more about LGBT Youth Scotland’s LGBT Schools Charter here.