Homophobia: Let's Tackle It




Show Racism the Red Card launches a brand new educational resource: two films and an accompanying education pack.
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"Talking about Homophobia" - see trailer above - is a moving selection of interviews, featuring Hollyoaks' Kieron Richardson; comedian and author Rhona Cameron and England rugby star Ben Cohen. The film features interviews with young people, exploring:
1. Experiences of homophobia
2. What can you do?
3. Why does bullying happen?
4. Using the word gay
5. 'Coming out'

"Homophobia: Let's Tackle It" [view preview] features a wide range of top sporting personalities talking about issues of homophobia. This powerful footage creates an emotive and dynamic resource to combat homophobia and homophobic language in society.

These films are accompanied by a comprehensive 49 page education pack, containing a variety of participatory activities, further information and supporting materials for upper Key Stage 2 to adults.

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Comments from those who have viewed the DVD:

“Homophobia: let’s tackle it” is a brilliant resource well designed to deal with a very serious problem.  The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has been working with our allies to find a way to deal effectively with the prejudice against LGB and T people that is so strong in our national game. We think that you can’t separate homophobia and transphobia on the pitch or the terraces from prejudices existing more broadly in society: to challenge one, you have to challenge them all. And you have to start young. This package is a powerful weapon to challenge prejudice and it is ideally suited to use with young people in particular. We would certainly recommend it".  (Peter, TUC)

 "I found the delivery to be very delicately handled given the subject matter and sensitivity of the issues discussed in the film. I am lucky that I have not experienced homophobic issues first hand however have spoken to people who have and did not know what to say until I saw the film and read the literature. I am grateful to you for this and wish you well in rolling it out"  (Hugo, Barclays Wealth)

  The following quotes are from HMP & YOI in Low Newton:

 “I found the DVD very informative, I was shocked that there were no gay male footballers in the public eye.  In today’s society I thought it would be easier to let peple know your sexual orientation but the DVD proved me wrong.  It has left me thinking “Is there no gay footballers?” or is it just that they are too scared to admit to being gay.  The bullying people have had in their lives due to being gay was shown very we in the DVD.  In all, the DVD was very good.”

 “I found the DVD very informative, I was shocked that there were no gay male footballers in the public eye.  In today’s society I thought it would be easier to let peple know your sexual orientation but the DVD proved me wrong.  It has left me thinking “Is there no gay footballers?” or is it just that they are too scared to admit to being gay.  The bullying people have had in their lives due to being gay was shown very we in the DVD.  In all, the DVD was very good.”
 “I enjoyed watching the DVD.  It was good to see “stars” openly talk about being gay and the problems they had suffered as a result of this.  It is very sad in this day and age that more footballers cannot find the confidence to come out and say they are gay…racism is now openly talked about so why not being gay?”

“The DVD was very good as an educational tool.  It encourage debate (especially around the issue of sportsmen not being openly gay whilst women in sport were expected to be gay) as well as being informative.  It was good to hear people in the limelight coming out and admitting their sexual orientation as well as admitting to the bullying they had received.  Bullying can be an emotive issue and carrying the burden of a secret life (ie, being gay/not open about it) can make it even more so.  The DVD deals with the issues informatively and sensitively.  Well done.”

"All classes where the DVD was used were a success; it was a well received resource.  The first section of the DVD worked well, even with a group of challenging students making them more open and receptive to ideas.  The personal stories are a good element of the DVD."
(Pam, Sexual Health Services)

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