Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, 4th February
This month we will be focussing on the History of the LGBTQ+ Community. We will be posting daily facts that are associated with people and communities that are part of a minority sexuality or gender identity. We hope you learn something that you didn’t know before about LGBTQ+ History!
Changing Adoption Laws
Until 2002 the law stated that unmarried or same-gender couples could not adopt children.
To many of us this simple change of the law sounds like it should have been easy to do, but at the time there was huge debate in the House of Commons and House of Lords and some newspaper journalists tried to stir up hatred against the LGBTQ+ community.
Due to support of people from all communities, sexualities and genders the law was changed in 2002. Now anyone, regardless of their marital status, sexuality or gender has a equal rights when attempting to adopt.
If students would like to discuss any of their needs regarding sexuality or gender identity then they can speak with any trusted adult at Stratford School Academy. Students can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 and be referred to sexuality and gender specialists.