Yesterday, we brought together a group of colleges and training organisations leading Equalitydefinition and Diversity Innovation Fund projects, with members of the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Genderdefinition Identity Equality in Post-School Education (https://sgforum.org.uk/<), to share resources and ideas, and to offer support. Excitingly, this year we have eight EDIFdefinition projects focussed on sexual orientation and gender identity equality, more than ever before. Details of all the projects are available at http://www.equalitiestoolkit.com/content/explore-edif-sexual-orientation-projects< and http://www.equalitiestoolkit.com/content/gender-reassignment-projects<.
I found it particularly inspiring to meet three of the learners involved in the projects. One young woman spoke eloquently about her experience of coming out as bisexual at school, and then as pan-sexual at college. She discussed the challenges of overcoming cyber-bullying and harassment, and her aim of setting up peer-to-peer mentoring and support groups to help others. This seemed to me a great model of learner involvement.