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Being gay at school remains difficult for teachers

Stonewall teachers report 2012

While many teachers wish to come out at school so they can be role models for pupils, there are still many issues around homophobic language and even lack of support from colleagues, Stonewall research reveals


Back to school with good sports

Champion powerlifter Chris Morgan is impressed when he meets sports fans at a London primary school and discovers they deserve gold medals in supporting equality


West Lancashire school leads the way in battle against homophobic bullying

Staff at Burscough Priory Science College are the first in the borough to be trained in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender(LGBT) awareness.

The training was provided through the National Union of Teachers (NUT) by LGBT rights campaigner Jeff Evans.


Dynamic programs to celebrate LGBT History Month/National Coming Out Week

To commemorate and celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month and National Coming Out Week, the UW–Madison LGBT Campus Center and its campus partners are sponsoring speakers and events that celebrate the diverse lives and experiences of LGBT people. The week also serves to call attention to present-day struggles that “out” LGBT people face.


What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?

The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. Alex, they wrote, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time.


Youth face gay hate and bullying in Scottish schools

A new report published today by LGBT Youth Scotland and launched at the Scottish Learning Festival portrays a worrying situation for many Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in education.


Depression risk for homosexual, bisexual students

A survey of Newcastle University students shows homosexual and bisexual students are at much greater risk of depression and binge drinking. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 students in 2010 measuring risk factors for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and unsafe drinking levels.


Broward School Board expected to honor Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month

Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.


New Research Reveals Difficulties Faced by Black Gay People

A new report from Stonewall and the Runnymede Trust reveals serious failings in public services to meet the needs of Britain’s 400,000 Black and minority ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual people. One Minority at a Time, based on detailed interviews with Black and gay people, exposes widespread assumptions that Black people are heterosexual, with little effort made to correct this view.


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