~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Cumbria Police to increase homophobic crime team to coincide with LGBT History Month

Cumbria Police is setting up a team of LGBT liaison officers, who will be in force from Friday to mark the start of LGBT History Month.

The service reported dealing with 36 homophobic hate crimes and three transgender hate crimes in 2012. However, they believe that many more go unreported.


A Resources special: Equality – Still out of sight and out of mind

Schools must tackle homophobic bullying as forcefully as they do other forms of discrimination, says Elizabeth Bridges*

For anyone who works in a school, bullying is an unfortunate reality. From comments about weight to remarks about ethnicity or disability, pupils – and some teachers – can be cruel and thoughtless.


Looking Forward to 2013: Documentation of Transphobic Violence in Ireland Project

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TENI is pleased to announce that we have been selected to participate in ILGA-Europe’s 2013 Hate Crime Monitoring Project.

The Documentation of Transphobic Violence in Ireland Project will collect important data on hate crimes and transphobic incidences that occur within the Republic of Ireland.


Introducing the Schools Out Annual National Conference

Understanding gender and sexuality is essential for new teachers, long standing teachers, heterosexual teachers and lesbian, gay bisexual or trans teachers. It is also vital to understand in order to meet new legal and Ofsted requirements.


Under Reconstruction

The Schools Out website is currently undergoing a make-over. Please bear with us as we get all of our historical content back online with the new format. If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at chairs@schools-out.org.uk


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.


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