UK students are so appalled by the lack of good LGBTI sex education in schools they are going to take on the job of educating each other.Student Pride is making #LetsTalkAboutSex the theme of their 2017 event on 24 to 26 February in London.One student recalled his sex ed class, saying: ‘The very first slide was of a vagina. A real live picture of a vagina opened up. And the professor stood inside it and said “alright, let’s go for a dip”.’Around 1,600 students from across the UK are expected to attend National Student Pride, which is now in its 12th year.It promises to look at love and relationships, the rising levels of HIV and racism in the LGBT community. The students will also talk about how apps are vastly changing the sexual landscape.Chair of National Student Pride Emma Costello said: ‘After 50 years since the legalization of gay sex, it’s time we truly took seriously the power that sex and relationship education has.
‘The government has an opportunity to liberate the young generation it says it champions by lifting the toxic shame barrier thrust upon LGBT people who grow up in a world where our rights are protected, but being LGBT is still not embraced as something normal.’The main festival day, on Saturday 25 February, will include a series of talks and performances, plus a careers fair. It will be at the University of Westminster in central London.The weekend will also include parties at globally famous club G-A-Y.