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 16th-20th 2020.
Each year we send resource packs to second-level schools and youth services around Ireland at the beginning of October.
Encourage your students to #ComeIn to school wearing a jumper in their year’s colours on Friday 20th 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.
Check out our 2020 resources and classroom activities.
2020 School Resources
Stand Up Resource/Activity Pack 2020: This resource is packed with cross-curricular activities, an introduction to LGBTI+ terminology, and information on supporting trans students.
- End Bullying Be Kind Online Resource in partnership with Facebook
- Genderbread Person Poster
- Learn the Lingo Worksheet
- Show Our Videos – you can find a host of age-appropriate videos about LBGTI+ inclusion here.
- Notable LGBTI+ Personalities
- Fly the Flag – LGBTI+ Flag Worksheet
- Stand Up Table Quiz for the Classroom
The links and worksheets below relate to curriculum-based activity ideas provided on page 11 of the Stand Up Awareness Week 2020 Resource Pack. If you don’t have a copy, you can download a copy of the pack here.
Ask your students to read these articles to start a discussion relating to brands and sponsorship of LGBTI+ events:
- The Irish Times: We need to remember the true meaning of Pride
- The Guardian: Are gay people in the UK divided by the pink pound?
Irish: Download a copy of the first Irish/English queer dictionary An Foclóir Aiteach’ here.
Video: Journalist, Lyra McKee, TED Talk – How uncomfortable conversations can save lives.
Video: Activist, Panti Bliss – Panti’s noble call at the Abbey Theatre.
Articles: LGBTI+ identities and sports: