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It’s wrong to protest about the teaching of gay relationships – Nick Gibb

It’s wrong to protest about the teaching of gay relationships Nick Gibb The Times June 6 2019 Knowing when to intervene can be one of the most difficult decisions for any minister. When an issue is sensitive or a debate is heated, taking sides can just add to feelings of grievance or to allegations of interference. In education especially, it is much better to delegate power as locally as possible and allow head teachers and governors to run schools – they know their parents, their communities, …

OUTing The Past 2020 – Invitations for Hubs and Presenters

OUTing the Past invites for presenters and Hubs 1st September to 31st September OUTing the Past is a growing international festival of LGBT history run by Schools OUT UK and our passionate unpaid volunteers. This year we had over 100 offers of presentations and 17 hubs in the UK, the island of Ireland, Norway, Sweden and New York. In 2020 we will be as big but it is up to people to offer presentations and museums, archives and libraries to …

Parkfield School: ‘No Outsiders’ – A Statement from Schools OUT UK, Mohammed Amin MBE and Ofsted.

Schools OUT UK has been involved with ‘No Outsiders’ since its inception and has supported its vital work. We have worked since 1974 to make LGBT+ people in all their diversity visible and safe by educating OUT prejudice. We created LGBT+ History Month in 2004, and produced The Classroom website which has over free 80 lesson plans on it that usualise LGBT issues across the curriculum for all ages. These and the ‘No Outsiders’ resources enable teachers to comply with …

It’s Nearly LGBT History Month!

The Proud Trust is absolutely thrilled to bring you the LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for February 2019, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. The theme this year is of such great importance, exploring LGBT+ activism in the year marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important …

Education Secretary to make sex and relationships education statutory

The Education Secretary Justine Greening made an announcement today about intentions to make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory in an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his story to the BBC’s Jennifer Scott.

Scotland – Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie adds to demands for LGBT-inclusive education

SCOTLAND’S Children’s Commissioner has called for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools, insisting it is “time to tackle the discrimination of our LGBTI+ communities” in education.

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 …

HIV stigma and employment in HE: what can we do?

Despite significant medical progress, there is still a stigma surrounding HIV in the workplace that needs to be addressed, says Drew Dalton of the University of Sunderland

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