Stonewall at GDA
Stonewall School Champion
George Dixon Academy is a Stonewall School Champion. This status provides recognition that the academy champions diversity, celebrates differences and is a place where all pupils and staff are accepted without exception.
On Monday 11th March 2019, Mr Khakan Qureshi visited the academy in his role as a Stonewall role model. Mr Qureshi is an LGBT activist, writer and speaker. He is the founder of the Birmingham South Asians LGBT group. Mr Qureshi talked about his experience in overcoming both homophobia and Islamophobia. Following Mr Qureshi’s talk students asked many questions and engaged in a lively debate about the issues raised about the speaker. Some of our year 10 students said: ‘It was quite insightful as we hadn’t met someone with the same experiences as him. It gave us the opportunity to be open to someone who is so entitled to his faith, which allowed me to have more knowledge about the LGBT+ community.’
All the books listed on the Stonewall secondary school booklist are available in the LRC.
Starting Out 2018/19: The LGBT Careers Guide, is now available as part of the academy’s careers resources. The guide provides information and guidance about being LGBT in the workplace and information about careers in a range of employment sectors.