The coming out guide

Secondary

A guide for young people, sharing advice on what to do if someone comes out as LGBTQ+.

This guide explores some of the terminology and concepts associated with the LGBTQ+ community, before sharing suggestions and advice on how to react if someone comes out to you.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • Young people aged 11 to 13
  • Use by individual students

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· how stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Diversity & Inclusion

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Social wellbeing

As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

 Progression step 3: I have an understanding of the rules, norms and behaviours of different groups and situations, and I recognise that these have an influence on me.

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