There are two videos to choose from to learn about PRIDE! The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!
There are also two other videos. The first one explains more about what the letters LGBT mean. The other is a video about a girl who is bullied because of her sexuality (who she is attracted to).
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to test your understanding by taking the quiz!
High school students or any student who wants to dig deeper, continue your study with one of the advanced learning projects located at the end of this learning block!
This 2017 video was made when Donald Trump was President of the USA. Many LGBTQ+ people felt angry about the beliefs this President held about them and how this affected them politically.
Why not make your own rainbow flag to wave and show your support for LGBTQ+ people?
Imagine the rainbow hadn’t become the symbol of Pride and YOU were asked to design the flag. What colours, shapes, designs or even words would you use to represent Pride month? Check out the video in Activity One to see how to create the basic flag shape and then customise it using anything design you like!
Keep watching after you’ve made your own rainbow for lots more rainbow-inspired science and craft ideas!
Pride is all about LGBTQ+ people coming together to:
But Pride isn’t just about LGBTQ+ people, it is also about their ALLIES. Watch the video below about ways you can learn to be an ally to LGBTQ+ people, friends or relatives.
Now imagine you hear each of these situations and choose one of the four ways to respond.
(Remember to write this down or make a video/voice recording if you’d like to include it in your portfolio.)
Now write down which of the following you would choose to do in each situation and why.
Being an ally doesn’t mean putting yourself in danger but it also doesn’t mean being a bystander who takes no action. Think about the safest way to help and then act!
If you’d like to discuss this with other people, you could attend the Omnis LGBTQ+ classroom and take it there!
If you’d like to be an ally to LGBTQ+ people why not make an ally flag to show your support? Check out the image below.
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Watch the videos about Harvey Milk. (You may also enjoy the Read Aloud Video of the book ‘Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk And The Rainbow Flag’ which is aimed at younger children but gives you a good and easy overview of Harvey Milk’s achievements).
Harvey Milk fought hard for LGBTQ+ people’s rights and freedoms and as part of his political work realised that the LGBTQ+ community needed a symbol of pride to rally behind. He asked an openly gay artist and drag queen, Gilbert Baker, to create this symbol – and so the Rainbow Flag was born!
Create A Biography of Harvey Milk
You could write it, draw it, make it in a comic book style with some words and some pictures, create a timeline or make a video telling his story.
Here are a few facts about his life to start you off:
Remember to add your biography – however you created it – to your portfolio!
Heterosexuality and Homosexuality are the two most commonly known sexual orientations. Here’s 8 more that you might not have known.
When you’ve watched the video create flags of all the different sexualities in whatever materials you like:
You could make beaded bracelets in the colour of each flag or make flags out of hama beads, fimo or clay. You could make a paper bunting of each of the flags, sew each flag out of the right colour fabric or facepaint them onto yourself or a friend. Get creative!
Remember to take photos of your creations for your portfolio.
You may also want to look up what the designer of the original Pride Rainbow Flag, Gilbert Baker, denoted each of the colours to mean!
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Who Invented the Rainbow Flag as a symbol of PRIDE?
What was the name of the building in New York City where LGBTQ+ people stood up to the police and the PRIDE movement first began?
What do the letters stand for in the acronym LGBTQ?
What does the plus symbol mean in the acronym LGBTQ+?
How can heterosexual/straight people be ‘allies’ to LGBTQ+ people? Tick all that apply.