LGBT Youth Scotland

Silver Charter Mark Journey


Below is some evidence of the journey we have been on in successfully meeting the requirements for our Silver Charter Mark  . . .

Click to have a look at Purple Friday and how Cumbernauld Academy celebrated LGBT History month

Click to have a look at a lesson delivered to raise awareness of LGBT History month LGBT History Month 2018 CLASS PROJECT

Click to have a look at the steps identified by our LGBT Committee as crucial to our journey next steps


LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month takes place in February each year. At its heart, it’s an opportunity to celebrate LGBT life and culture and to recognise the achievements of LGBT people and communities. This year’s theme is everyday heroes.

You may remember that as a school we started to celebrate this event last year.  We shared, displayed and discussed famous LGBT people from different curricular areas.

To celebrate this year we will be holding various events throughout the school on the week beginning 19th February. These events will predominately take place out with class time however we were hoping that faculties could show their support by leading a small LGBT activity in their department/class or by using the posters shown in the link above.

This week of celebrations will conclude by celebrating Purple Friday on the 23rd February – a day to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show our support for LGBTI equality. The day was first celebrated in Canada in 2010 and purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag which stands for spirit. This day will be full of fundraising events and will include events such as crazy hair day.

We hope that everyone will get involved in one way or another. If you have any ideas, want to get involved in running an event or you would like any more info please speak with Miss Milliken.

A Purple Friday participation pack is available by clicking on the link below