LGBT History Month 2023: Free primary resources for KS1 and KS2

by Just Like Us
January 2023

Two photos of the 2023 LGBT History Month resources - one shows Keith Haring, the other Sally Ride

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released free resources for primary schools to celebrate LGBT+ History Month this February. 

The resources are centred on LGBT+ icons throughout history, with teaching ideas for a range of subjects from PE, History and English, to Science, Art, and Design and Technology. 

The historical figures include lesbian astronaut Sally Ride, one of the first women to travel to space, and transgender race car driver and pilot Roberta Cowell. 

Also included is Black bisexual singer, dancer and spy Josephine Baker and gay artist Keith Haring. 

The free resources can be used in February for LGBT+ History Month, during School Diversity Week (26 to 30 June), or at any other time throughout the year. 

How to download free LGBT+ History Month primary resources

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 provides 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.