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Educational Resources

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Different Families, Same Love poster

‘Different Families Same Love’ was created in response to requests from teachers for educational resources following publication of the Anti-Bullying Guidelines for Primary and Post-Primary Schools by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) in 2013.

‘Different Families, Same Love’ helps to support teachers to effectively implement the Anti-Bullying Procedures, with strategies to address homophobic and transphobic bullying. The resource includes good practice guidelines for inclusive schools, advice on class-appropriate use of language, and lesson ideas for all classes in primary school in line with SPHE curriculum objectives.

‘Different Families, Same Love’ was launched by the Minister of Education in 2015, is now recommended as an additional resource to teach SPHE and RSE on PDST’s website, and is mentioned in the new Stay Safe curriculum that was updated in 2016.

The poster can be accessed below, along with Prezi presentations, lesson ideas, suggested resources for the classroom and much more…

LGBT Different Families poster - English

  • Animated presentation of Different Families, Same Love Poster (Click here)
  • Animated presentation of Different Families, Same Love Poster with questions for JI-2nd (Click here
  • Animated presentation of Different Families, Same Love Poster with questions for 3rd-6th (Click here
Different Families, Same Love (pdf, 741 kb)
Different Families, Same Love (ppt, 857 kb)
Cluiche Kim
Different Families, Same Love (pdf, 99 kb)
Different Families, Same Love (pdf, 290 kb)
Lessons (Print Friendly Format)
Different Families, Same Love (pdf, 618 kb)
Picture Cards
Picture Books (pdf, 1,635 kb)
 Showing Different Types of Family

LGBT Different Families poster - Gaeilge 

Animated presentation of Teaghlaigh Éagsúla, An Grá Céanna (Click here)

Teaghlaigh Éagsúla, An Grá Céanna (pdf, 744 kb)
Teaghlaigh Éagsúla, An Grá Céanna (ppt, 859 kb)
Cluiche Kim
Teaghlaigh Éagsúla, An Grá Chéanna (pdf, 318 kb)
Smaointe Ceachta
TENI Gender Diversity Teacher Resources (pdf, 145 kb)

Staffroom Resources

The INTO LGBT Teachers’ Group recommend displaying the Anseo Guidelines prominently in your staffroom to create a positive and inclusive environment for LGBT members of staff, substitute teachers or visitors to your school.

LGBT Good Practice Guidelines


LGBT Good Practice Guidelines (pdf, 374 kb)
Creating an inclusive staffroom for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff
LGBT Inclusive School Guidelines (pdf, 336 kb)
Good Practice Guidelines for Creating an Inclusive School

Further Resources

RESPECT:  Creating a Welcoming and Positive School Climate to Prevent Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying

LGBT Respect Poster

The RESPECT resource gives support to teachers and principals to ensure that their policies are up to date with the Anti Bullying Procedures, gives advice on addressing homophobic and transphobic bullying and also provides suggested approaches for different situations in the classroom, playground and in the staffroom.

All Together Now!

All Together Now! is an anti-bullying programme composed of four lessons based in the SPHE curriculum for 5th and 6th classes in primary schools. The lessons take an equality and human rights approach to respect, inclusion and homophobic and transphobic bullying.

LGBT All Together Now

The lesson plans for All Together Now include slides, scenarios, discussion questions and other tools for teaching pupils. The pupils are taught about types of identity-based bullying (based on the nine grounds of the Equality Acts and the DES Action Plan on Bullying.) They are also taught about bullying behaviours such as verbal, physical, cyber or social isolation.

 We All Belong

This resource contains recommendations for books for all class levels that ensure representation of diverse families and examine gender expression and gender identity.  It also includes suggested questions and follow on activities.

LGBT - We All Belong

Other Useful Resources (pdf, 104 kb)