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LGBTQ+ school resources

Learning type: Case study
Category: Author/book resource, Reading culture
Programme: Reading Schools, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Genre: LGBTQ+
Age group: 9-11, 12-14
Topics: LGBTQ+

To watch

Watch this video of Benjamin introducing his book Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow. Benjamin also introduces some of the main characters in the story and gives an exclusive reading of the first chapter!


More from Benjamin Dean:

Now you've been introduced to Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow, why not:

Watch his full event with Scottish Friendly Book Tour, including a presentation and a Q&A about Benjamin's writing


Explore our Read Woke resource, which shares cross curricular learning activities for using the book in class

Find your next read

Explore our book lists that feature LGBT+ stories including:

Authors in your school

You can apply for Live Literature funding to bring an author into your school, including authors who have written about LGBTQ+ characters or history. This is a great way to educate and inspire your pupils, and help them connect with the LGBTQ+ community. Find out more about applying for Live Literature funding with our online guide.

Through our Authors Live on Demand catalogue, you can also access a broadcast on LGBTQ+ poetry with Gray Crosbie,(this link will open in a new window) Dean Atta and Rachel Plummer.

Further resources

There are organisations across the UK that have fantastic resources to help you explore LGBTQIA+ experiences and share LGBT history, here are just a selection: