Jeremy Corbyn pledges to put gay history in the school curriculum

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to put LGBT history on the school curriculum and protect gay bars from property developers, as he launches his LGBT manifesto. Mr Corbyn is re-running for the party leadership amid a challenge from MP Owen Smith, and is expected to win a large majority. The leader today launched his LGBT+ Manifesto, which includes a number of radical pledges on equality. In addition to making inclusive Sex and Relationship Education compulsory in schools, Mr Corbyn says he …

Half of teachers ‘didn’t read’ government guidance on LGBT-inclusive education

(from Pink News) A report from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign has exposed the devastating impact of homophobic bullying. As pressure mounts for LGBT issues to be taught in all Scottish schools. the TIE campaign this week launched a report highlighting high rates of bullying, attempted suicide, self-harm and mental health issues among LGBT young people.   Of the 169 LGBT pupils and former pupils that took part in the survey, two-thirds said they felt homophobia was a problem at their school. 90 per cent …

Home Office Launches ‘Hate Crime Action Plan’

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to come together and stand united against those who use hate to divide us. Launching the hate crime action plan, published today (26 July 2016), she urged more victims of hate crime to come forward, so that the full scale of the challenge facing communities can be understood and tackled. Ms Rudd, who met campaigners – including LGBT+ equalities groups – working to combat hate crime today, announced that the hate …

Scotland Moves Towards an LGBT Inclusive Curriculum – with Catholic Approval

  PIONEERING Scots teachers are laying the groundwork for a radical new school curriculum which will put LGBTI issues at the centre of education.   The plan would be the first in Europe to put LGBTI – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex – children on an equal footing with heterosexual pupils. The only other nation moving towards such a position is Australia.   Campaign group Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is calling for mandatory teaching of LGBTI issues in …

Schools OUT UK is now a Charity!

We are delighted to announce that Schools OUT UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation after 40 years of campaigning for LGBT people in education! Henceforth we shall be Schools OUT United Kingdom. We are registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (no. 1156352). Address: BM Schools Out, London WC1N 3XX

Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 – study

Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King’s College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50.

Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales’ Included in World Book Night USA – 23rd April

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

The Network – tackling social exclusion …

The Network – tackling social exclusion … a network of people working in libraries, museums, archives and cultural and heritage organisations, who are working to tackle social exclusion and to promote social justice.