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The Sex Ed Diaries

5. LGBT+ inclusive RSHE

  • S1E5
  • 49:19
  • June 29th 2020

The new statutory guidance on Relationships, Sex and Health Education states that the new subjects should meet the needs of all pupils and that LGBT inclusion should be fully integrated. This is in line with the Equality Act 2010, but the language in the guidance is vague and its not exactly clear what this means in practice.

In this episode we explore why LGBT inclusion matters and how it links to schools wider equalities work. Guests share practical tips on intersectionality, how to talk more inclusively about sex, and young people share their ideas about the kinds of changes they would like to see. 


LGBT+ young voices, Brook LGBT youth group

Josie Rayner-Wells, National PSHE Adviser

Prof Julia Hirst, Professor of Socioloy, Sheffield Hallam University

Ali Hanbury, LGBT+ Centre Manager, The Proud Trust

Chloe Cousins, Trainer/Facilitator, The Proud Trust

For more information about this episode and a full list of resources: https://www.sexeddiaries.org/episode-details

The Sex Ed Diaries

A series focusing on the changes to Relationships and Sex Education in English schools. The show is hosted by Dr Polly Haste, in partnership with sexual health and well-being charity, Brook. Together they probe the questions and dilemmas facing teachers and share the experiences and expertise of those working in the sector. Guests include teachers, researchers, policy makers, health professionals, resource producers, trainers and young people. Content is aimed at teachers and support staff in primary, secondary and special schools and is relevant to anyone interested in Relationships and Sex Education.