Can you be gay in an arranged marriage?Negotiating intersectionality: LGBT+ education in schools serving faith communities

Monday 18th November 2019, 15.30-17.00, room C113

Presenter: Anna Carlile, Goldsmiths

Respondent: Phil Jefferies, Middlesex University

This paper looks at a year-long LGBT+ inclusion programme in primary and secondary schools serving a range of faith communities from a variety of cultural heritages. Many teachers had expressed anxiety about ‘saying the wrong thing’ or thought that students would not take the programme seriously or be unkind. However, the programme had a tangible impact on both teacher confidence and parental engagement with the work.

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