Diversity Role Models actively seeks to prevent homophobic bullying in United Kingdom schools. We aim to stop bullying before it happens by educating all young people about differences in sexuality and gender identity.
In schools where homophobic bullying is tackled, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students are 60% less likely to be bullied. This environment allows young people to feel safe and focus on learning. It also prepares all students for a working environment in which homophobia and transphobia are not tolerated and diversity is respected.
We communicate with students directly, using positive role models to counter negative stereotypes. We help LGB and T young people to feel confident. We help their classmates to understand, accept and welcome the differences they notice in others.
Diversity role models can be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight. They need not be successful, attractive or brilliant. They certainly don’t need to be perfect. All they need to demonstrate is that it’s ok to be different.
Friends of DRM
We are grateful for all the support we receive and alongside one-off donations, we encourage and recognise your on-going involvement through a Friends of DRM scheme. Please have a look at the packages below to see if you could make a longer-term comittment to helping DRM.
We will keep in touch with you, letting you know how your gift is making a difference, and how you can get involved, should you wish. Every pound you donate helps us to set up programmes directly in schools, provide reference/training materials and work directly with young people and teachers to tackle homophobic bullying.