As an inclusive and diverse academy we expect our students to take responsibility for any LGBTQ discrimination, which you can read below-
To further support the LGBTQ community Copley Academy values the importance of educating our students, especially in the use of language.
PRIDE Groups- Just Like Us
Copley Academy is proud to be working with Just Like Us. Their mission is to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality. They want all young people to know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated. LGBT+ young people still face unacceptable levels of lesbophobia, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. These experiences can have a life-long negative impact.
Pride Groups are student-led and create a safe, welcoming space for LGBT+ pupils and allies to talk about LGBT+ topics, socialise and find community. Pride Groups are an integral part of Just Like Us' work in making education more inclusive.
More information can be found on the below attachment.
LGBT+ History Month
At Copley Academy we are proud to be celebrating LGBT+ History Month and providing opportunities though our TEAMs Pages and curriculum for students to be able to participate and learn more about the history and individuals that embody this year's theme of 'Body, Mind, Spirit'. Here are a few examples
LGBTQ Icon of the month February 2021- Andy Warhol.
Warhol was known as a leading figure in the Pop Art movement in America. He lived as an openly gay man in a time before the Gay Liberation movement. His work often featured celebrities who are now considered LGBT icons. Warhol’s work was initially dismissed by art critics.