IDAHOBIT
IN YOUR SCHOOL
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WAYS TO CELEBRATE IN SCHOOLS

1. Go Rainbow

Get everyone to stand out against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at school by hosting a rainbow clothes day for a gold coin donation. You can also decorate the school or raise the rainbow flag.

2. Run an Event

Like a BBQ, lunchtime concert or assembly. You could host a rainbow themed bake sale or have volunteers handing our rainbow ribbons on the day.

3. Start A Project

Use IDAHOBIT as a way to rally other students and staff together to start an ongoing project that supports sexual and gender diversity. You can check out the Stand Out resource from Minus18 for a head start.

4. Take the Pledge

Students could make a public pledge to support the LGBTI community – invite students to sign their name on a banner that can be displayed for the rest of the year. See a sample pledge in the toolkit.

5. Shout It Proud

Create a photobooth with rainbow dress ups and signs. Share your photos and activities from the day using the hashtag #IDAHOBIT and show the world why supporting LGBTI students and staff is so important.

6. Run a Class

Teaching LGBTI diversity doesn't have to be hard! The All Of Us lesson plans and videos are a great tool for classrooms.

TIPS FOR RUNNING A TOP NOTCH EVENT

1. SIGN UP

Register your activity to stay in touch with everyone is doing!

2. RECRUIT FRIENDS

Getting your mates on board to plan early means a successful event. Think of something that best suits your school. Usually it’s simple ideas that are the most effective.

3. PROMOTE IT

Make flyers, write a note in the newsletter, click attending to the official Facebook event. We have some you can download too!
EXAMPLE POST
We’re going rainbow for #IDAHOBIT May 17 to support @minus18youth and LGBTI youth. You can too: idahobit.org.au

EVENT IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED

LGBTI THEMED ASSEMBLY
Or lunch time concert with LGBTI guests.
CREATE A DIVERSITY PLEDGE
For students to create and sign.
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
Raise the rainbow flag on the school flag pole.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Gotta love a sausage sizzle with fairy bread.
BAKE SALE
Who doesn't love rainbow cup cakes?

AFTER YOUR EVENT

1. SMILE BECAUSE YOU DID GOOD

How good is celebrating sexual and gender diversity? Thank you for your work. Don’t forget to post photos, blogs and let the world know about your work.

2. DONATE

You can donate any money raised securely by credit card or if you need to make an electronic funds transfer, fill out this form for Bank and ABN details.

3. SEND LOVE

Send out a thank you note or download our thank you certificate to give to everyone involved. If you raised money, announce how much in the newsletter or in assembly.

DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOLS TOOLKIT

Schools Toolkit Posters Event Signs Thank You Certificates All Resources
100% OF FUNDS RAISED GO TO PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT LGBTIQ AUSTRALIANS