During June, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) celebrated LGBT+ pride month in a number of ways. We held a karaoke and mini Queer Film Festival featuring three short films in the lecture theatre and organised a small display of books in the library, which featured titles from authors such as Oscar Wilde and Rainbow Rowell. We also posted daily facts on the school portal, hoping to inform the wider Tintern community of the history of Pride and the mental health of young LGBT+ people, amongst other things, which have hopefully helped people be more respectful of their LGBT+ peers. Kay Woodhill and Lucy Ryan Wilson also talked about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual and asexual identities at assembly. We also held a small bake sale, which the money raised from will be donated to a charity that helps either youth mental health issues or homelessness, two things that will help both LGBT+ and straight cisgender people alike. The GSA is also planning a free dress day and a second bake sale for early Term 3.
by Emma Pethebridge, Year 9