International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. Raising awareness, knowledge, and compassion, are some of the best ways to combat prejudice and we’re glad to have some excellent open educational resources created right here by students at The University of Edinburgh which aim to to just this.

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Prejudice Reduction Strategies

Created by Agniete Pocyte & Lorna Camus as part of the School of Geoscience’s Outreach programme, this is a teaching resource that identifies stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, where they arise from and how to recognise and respond to these types of behaviours and comments in a constructive way. The resource ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum and focuses on the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Be able to recognise a prejudiced comment
  • Ability to respond to prejudiced comment in a constructive way
  • Know several effective prejudice reducing strategies
  • Understand the basics of contact theory
  • Understand the bystander effect and its underlying factors
  • Understand cognitive dissonance


Go to Prejudice Reduction Strategies


Student creators of LGBT+ Healthcare 101

LGBT+ Healthcare 101

Digital story interviews with LGBT+ volunteers, ‘LGBT+ Healthcare 101’ presentation, and a secondary school resource, created by and for University of Edinburgh medicine students. The resources were created as part of a project to address a lack of awareness and knowledge of LGBT+ health, and of the sensitivities needed to treat LGBT patients as valuable skills for qualifying doctors.

Resources for the LGBT+ Healthcare 101 course, created by Calum Hunter, Matthew Twomey, Derrick NG, Navina Senthilkumar and Eleanor Dow.

Go to LGBT+ Healthcare 101


Read more about the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia here


Header image: LGBT+ flag, by Etereuti, Pixabay CC0