Diversity Role Models: tackling homophobia through education
Why does it matter?
LGBT youth are six times more likely to commit suicide. Two thirds of them suffer bullying at school. They don't have an adult to talk to at home or school. We all know bullied kids can't focus on learning and achievement.
But it's not just LGBT young people. Straight students are terrified of being called 'gay'. Girls drop out of sport and boys hide artistic talent to conform to gender roles and avoid being labelled gay or lesbian. And what about the kids who have LGBT family members? Do they feel safe talking about their loved ones openly?
This issue affects ALL young people. Someone needs to talk to them about diversity; it's a difficult topic. We accept this challenge.
How we help
Diversity Role Models is an initiative aimed at helping schools
eradicate homophobic bullying and provide a safe environment for
their LGBT students and families.
We are a charity that puts role models in front of young people to talk about acceptance and respect for diversity. These role models may be LGBT themselves, or they may be straight allies, who often send an even more powerful message.
Find out more about how we can help
Making our mark
We have some really great case studies, quotes, statistics and feedback to share from our workshops. Take a look at our school map to see who we have helped and what they have said about their experience of Diversity Role Models.
Our Role Models
£3 pays for 1 young person to attend a workshop
Text "RMRM11 £3" now to 70070 and help us tackle homophobia in schools.