Inclusive Sex & Relationship Education Campaign
Did you have sex and relationship education (SRE) at school? Many young people still don't get taught any SRE, and those who do often don't receive adequate education about sex and relationships, including sexual health, consent, sexual violence, porn and the internet, and unhealthy relationships.
Young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex are particularly at risk, as even when SRE is in the curriculum it very rarely includes same-sex relationships, or information about those with differing gender identities.
From information about sexual health to consent and domestic abuse, at The LGF we believe it's vitally important that ALL young people get the information they need to have safer sex and build happy, healthy, consensual relationships.
That's why we're supporting QX magazine's campaign and have united with them and other LGBTI organisations and media outlets to campaign for comprehensive SRE that is inclusive of all young people to be made mandatory.
We've signed an open letter to politicians, asking them to legislate to introduce statutory, age-appropriate Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in schools that is LGBTI inclusive. You can view the letter here. Now we're asking you to show your support for the campaign...
Support Inclusive Sex & Relationship Education in schools!
Write to or email your MP, explaining why you think that comprehensive statutory sex and relationship education is important. Click here for an example letter for you to amend and send to your MP, but remember to include personal reasons why this is important to you, for example if you have children and you want them to learn about different types of relationships, or if you didn't receive SRE at school and wish you had.
The Write To Them site allows you to contact your MP - click here to visit it. If your MP responds, we would love to hear what they have to say - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign our petition calling for comprehensive SRE. You can sign the petition by clicking here.
Ask your friends and family to support the campaign. You can share on social media using the hashtag #SameSexSRE
If you want to know more about the wider campaign for comprehensive SRE please visit the SEF’s website,www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/its-my-right