Stand Up Resources

Stand Up Awareness Week a time for your school to take a stand against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying that many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) students experience.

By marking Stand Up Awareness Week in your school, you can help to create a friendlier, safer school for LGBTI+ students. This year, Stand Up Awareness Week takes place from November 11th-15th.

Each year we send resource packs to second-level schools and youth services around Ireland. You can download the 2019 resources below so that your school can take part.

Encourage your students to #ComeIn to school wearing a jumper in their year’s colours on Friday 15th November, the last day of Stand Up Awareness Week. Ask them to beg, borrow or buy a jumper in their year’s colours so that the whole school will make up the LGBTI+ rainbow flag: 1st yrs red, 2nd yrs orange, 3rd yrs yellow, 4th yrs green,5th yrs blue and 6th yrs purple. Please make sure to use #ComeIn when you are sharing your photos online.

2019 School Resources

Additional Resources

Curriculum Activites

The links and worksheets below relate to curriculum-based activity ideas provided on page 11 of the Stand Up Awareness Week 2019 Resource Pack. If you don’t have a copy, you can download a copy of the pack here.

Business Studies: 

Ask your students to read these articles to start a discussion relating to brands and sponsorship of LGBTI+ events:

Irish: Download a copy of the first Irish/English queer dictionary An Foclóir Aiteach’ here.

History: Download a copy of the LGBTI+ Ireland History Timeline here.

Geography: View the ILGA world map of sexual orientation laws here.

Classroom Discussions:

Video: Journalist, Lyra McKee, TED Talk – How uncomfortable conversations can save lives.

Article: MEP Maria Walsh discusses her sexuality.

Video: Activist, Panti Bliss – Panti’s noble call at the Abbey Theatre.

Articles: LGBTI+ identities and sports: