As a school, we recognise there is still work to be done to protect and celebrate the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Gender Queer, and Sexually Questioning staff and students.
We must be active in our responsibilities to tear down any barriers or obstacles; that will then allow our students to be confident and amenable citizens. Enabling them to make a positive impact in our modern accepting society.
Know your LGBTQ+ Flags #1
Gay Pride Flag
Let’s start with a familiar one.
The rainbow flag is seen at Pride events all around the world and is often used as a collective symbol for the entire LGBT community. However, the design we are most familiar with has changed slightly from the original designed by Gilbert Baker in 1977.
We believe it is the right of every student irrespective of age, race or nationality, religion or belief, disability, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, special needs or ability to achieve their full potential. Each student should have access to an education which will enable them to utilise their talents to the full and achieve their potential.
We must work to develop every student’s understanding and attitudes towards equality of opportunity and how this may be denied and might affect them in society.
Know your LGBTQ+ Flags #2
Trans Pride Flag
The transgender pride flag was created by Monica Helms, a navy veteran who came out as trans in 1987.Helms came up with the trans flag in 1999, after she met Michael Page, and he told her “the trans community needs a flag too.” The idea for the design came to her quickly, with the blue for trans men, the pink for trans women and the white stripe in the centre representing the non-binary community.
Know your LGBTQ+ Flags #3
Bisexual Pride Flag
The bisexual pride flag was designed by Michael Page in 1998 in order to give bisexual people a wider sense of community and visibility.
Page said that the message of the flag was the idea that the purple blends into both the blue and pink in the same way that bisexual people often blend unnoticed into both gay and straight communities.
Know your LGBTQ+ Flags #4
Non-binary Pride flag
Non-binary is both a term to describe a gender identity that isn’t exclusively male or female, and an explicit identity label for many people.
Created in 2014 by 17-year-old Kye Rowan, the four stripes of the Non-binary pride flag each represent a different part of the non-binary community.
Shropshire Youth Association
The XYZ Youth Group is for young People who describe themselves as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender fluid or questioning.
The group meet weekly around the county in the following pattern:
Week 1 Telford 11.00 till 12.30
Oswestry 2.00 till 3.30pm
Week 2 Shrewsbury 2.00 till 3.30pm
Week 3 Nothing at the moment
Week 4 Shrewsbury 2.00 till 3.30pm