LGBTQ in Schools – a short report

WEB_Badges.-Queer-Looks-day-1-July-2017-Brighton-Museum.-Photo-by-Tessa-Hallmann

Collection of badges donated to Royal Pavilion & Museums as part of the Queer Looks collecting project. Including a ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ pin

Recent funding streams tied to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality have encouraged many organisations to rethink the ways in which they interpret their collections and the possibilities and challenges involved when collaborating in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way with diverse audiences.

Royal Pavilion & Museums are no exception, and I was asked to do a small piece of research scoping out the ways in which the collections there might be able to support the LGBTQ curriculum within a formal learning environment locally.

After meeting with several teachers and getting my head around the LGBTQ links within the existing collection as well as scope to develop these I have suggested developing a cross-curricular resource pack for KS3 students on Protest & Activism. I know this is something the organisation are keen to pursue should they secure appropriate funding and wider support so watch this space!

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