Speak out!

A blog from ATL

Bisexuality in schools

Jayne Whistance discusses concerns specific to bisexuality and the issues that can be faced.

Why we need to be visible LGBT+ role models in schools

A guest blog from Daniel Gray, Middle leader at Harris Academy South Norwood and Co-founder of LGBTed.

The tools to talk about gender

Advice to help you have confident conversations about gender from NEU (ATL section) equalities officer, John Shortell.

Transgender awareness week

An ATL member shares their experiences of supporting trans pupils.

'Black'

In the second of her Black History Month blogs, Shakila Said talks about her experiences with the word 'Black'

Putting an end to period poverty

Fourth Wave: London Feminist Activists tell us about their petition to provide free sanitary protection to all children in all schools and end period poverty.

Teaching Black History

On the 30th anniversary of Black History Month, ATL member Shakila Said shares her thoughts on the importance of teaching Black history.

What’s it like to be an LGBT+ student in 2017?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. Since then, legislation may have brought equality in law, but have societal attitudes towards LGBT+ people caught up?

Small gestures, big effects

Ahead of this Saturday's Pride events, ATL member Ian McClary, from Bryanston School, Dorset, shares his experiences as a gay, Christian teacher.

Training teachers to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with Stonewall

A few days ago I received three emails from teachers in different schools, all with various issues. One was trying to push the school to tackle homophobic language and was meeting resistance from senior management; another wrote about not being able to be themselves at work because of derogatory comments about their sexuality; the third told me about the complete absence of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in their school.