Crush - Schools Workshops with Diversity Role Models
What do you think the main messages were?
How did the workshop change your opinion on LGBT people?
What one thing could you do to prevent LGBT bullying?
Feedback from teachers:
A few example statistics from the workshops:
At a school in Coventry 53.6% of pupils said that they used the phrase "that's so gay" at the start of the workshop. By the end only 4.6% said they would use that phrase in future.
In Brighton 97% of pupils said they would treat a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person better now and 94% would challenge bullying when they saw or heard it.
In Richmond 32% of pupils said they used the phrase "that's so gay" at the start of the workshop and only 8% said they would still use it after.
10% thought that someone who is gay would feel comfortable 'coming out' at school before a workshop. 34% thought that someone who is gay would feel comfortable 'coming out' at school after a workshop.