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Celebrating LGBT History Month 2020

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Rainbow Day 

To mark the first day of LGBT History Month, Long Road staff and students were invited to wear their best rainbow clothes and accessories! A cold February morning was certainly brightened up as our staff and students went wild with their rainbow-themed outfits!

Head to our Instagram page to check out our favourite photos from the day 


LGBT ancient history – Pride Club special event

On the 5th February, our Pride Club students got together for a special Pride Club meeting discussing LGBT ancient history. Members of Pride Club shared LGBT+ stories from ancient times that they had researched! If you are interested in joining Pride Club then come along to E2 (Student Centre Tutorial Room) every Wednesday from 12:25 – 1:05pm.


Pride tour of Parliament

On 11 February Long Road made history, attending the first-ever Pride at Parliament student tour! Our students went on a 90-minute tour of Parliament where they learnt about the history of LGBT law and queer MPs and Monarchs. Read all about their trip here! 


Dr Catherine Lee, Anglia Ruskin University 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Dr Catherine Lee from Anglia Ruskin University who visited our campus on Tuesday 25 February. Dr Lee talked to us about LGBT Education, giving our students an exciting and insightful talk.

We had an excellent student turnout and hope that Dr Catherine Lee will be back to visit us again soon!

 


Queer Sexual Health, The Kite Trust 

A big thank you is also extended to The Kite Trust, who visited us yesterday for another fun and informative session on Queer Sexual Health. Jess from The Kite Trust made her annual visit to our college campus to celebrate LGBT History Month with us by delivering a session teaching our students about sexual health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in a fun and inclusive environment. We had a great afternoon with Jess and can’t wait for her to visit us for another workshop next year!

 


Courageous Leaders meet with Andrew Moffat

Before February half-term, Niamh McNabb, Head of Studies and Courageous Leaders Project Coordinator, attended a particularly exciting Courageous Leaders meeting with Andrew Moffat MBE. Andrew is a teacher and author of several books and educational resources, including the No Outsiders programme which addresses the issues of inclusion and teaches children about diversity and tolerance. In 2017 Andrew was awarded an MBE for his services to equality in education and in 2019 he was a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.