Birmingham schoolchildren celebrate LGBT History Month

Assistant Headteacher Andrew Moffat leading the session. Credit: ITV News Central

Schoolchildren in Birmingham have been taking part in workshops to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

The charity Stonewall says more than half of young people who are gay, say they're bullied. The organisers of the workshops say they want to change this and make young people feel that it is good to be different.

Many of the children we spoke to heard the term 'gay' being used in the classroom or in the playground. Most of them said they would tell their teacher if they were being bullied. Some said they would not because then their classmates would think they were a 'snitch.'

More information on LGBT History Month can be found on their site. Stonewall is a charity which provides support on LGBT issues and The Classroom is a resource for teachers.