Book a LGBT+ school speaker for Anti-Bullying Week 2023

by Just Like Us
September 2023

One of our volunteer ambassadors giving a Just Like Us school talk

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has LGBT+ school speakers available for Anti-Bullying Week 2023 (13 – 17 November).

Just Like Us’ Growing Up LGBT+ report showed that LGBT+ young people are twice as like to have been bullied in the past year than their non-LGBT+ peers.

Just Like Us Ambassadors give school talks to secondary schools and sixth form colleges in the UK, both online and in person, helping to prevent anti-LGBT+ bullying.

Ambassadors are LGBT+ volunteers aged 18 to 25, meaning their stories are relatable to young people in the classroom, making talks especially impactful.

Ambassadors share their stories of growing up LGBT+, and discuss allyship and how to tackle anti-LGBT+ attitudes, while sharing age-appropriate explanations of key terms and concepts.

School talks can be tailored to specific school communities, as well as for special events like Anti-Bullying Week and LGBT+ History Month.

Just Like Us school talks last between 20 and 60 minutes, and always cost a flat rate of £100, no matter the length of the talk or size of the audience. Speakers can address a class, a year group, or even a whole school assembly.

Following feedback surveys, schools can also see the impact a school talk has had through anonymised data.

LGBT+ representation is vital for all young people — research has shown that LGBT+ inclusion benefits the well-being of all pupils, whether they are LGBT+ or not.

Our independent research has also shown that supportive environments both at home and at school have wide-ranging benefits for LGBT+ young people, from their relationships to mental health to job prospects, that last into adulthood.