KS4 Religious Studies: Free lesson plan on being an LGBT+ person of faith

by Just Like Us
October 2022

A photo of a KS4 Religious Studies lesson

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released a free KS4 Religious Studies lesson exploring how being a person of faith is also compatible with being LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender).

The free, ready-to-go resource includes a presentation featuring videos of five of Just Like Us’ ambassadors talking about their experiences of being LGBT+ people of faith.

The aim of the lesson is to show pupils how LGBT+ people can also be religious and embrace their faith, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and other religions. It also covers allyship and looks at well-known LGBT+ people of faith, from Tan France to Lady Gaga.

A photo of a KS4 Religious Studies lesson plan
The free lesson plan includes Just Like Us’ ambassadors speaking about their own experiences as LGBT+ people of faith.

How to download this KS4 Religious Studies lesson and more:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.