2017 marks 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act (1967) decriminalised consensual sexual relationships between men over 21, in England and Wales. Through video and discussion these resources explore legislation, including the 1967 Act, that has had an impact on LGBT+ rights in the UK.
You can download the lesson plans individually from the download section below.
These resources support elements of the history and citizenship curriculums and can be used to support learning during LGBT history month.
- Understand the term 'protected characteristics' and the rights available to everyone.
- Gain a greater understanding of legislation that has impacted LGBT+ people, including the significance and impact of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
- Explain the effect laws can have on society and identify an Act of Parliament that has helped make society more equal.
Grid demonstrating how these resources relate to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Opening & closing activities
Assessment activities to use at the beginning and end of each lesson.
What is equality and inequality?
What are protected characteristics and why do we need them?
What Acts of Parliament have impacted the lives of the LGBT+ community?