LGBT SCHOOL CHARTER
The LGBT Charter is a straight-forward programme that enables schools to proactively improve LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) inclusion for staff and learners. This includes LGBT inclusive teaching and learning, and supporting and better understanding the experiences of your LGBT learners.
LGBT SUPPORT LINKS
- The LGBT Youth Support offers information about local LGBT youth groups, details about their digital support services and an advice section that's packed with useful information.
- The LGBT helpline provides information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. They are also there to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity. You can call (0300 123 2523), email or chat with online via their LiveChat service (Tuesdays between 3-9pm).
- MYPAS LGBT+ Service - A safe friendly space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex & Questioning Young People. Young people from Midlothian or East Lothian can attend to chill & meet new friends, take part in activities, get support and have fun. For more information and to refer yourself click on this link. All the MYPAS services are free and confidential.
The LGBT+ Groups meet on Monday Evenings:
12-16 year olds – 6pm to 7:30pm
17-21 year olds – 7:45pm to 9:15pm
LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND offers information about coming out and some good guides to support you in this process.