~ News Archive Pre 2012~

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.

Homophobia ‘rife in Greater Manchester schools’, says report

Homophobia is endemic in Greater Manchester’s schools, according to a new report which reveals that classroom abuse is taking place on a weekly basis.

The survey of more than 750 teachers from across the region reveals that almost 90 per cent have seen or overheard homophobic abuse in their schools.

Teachers say schools still full of gay hate

Greater Manchester classroom teachers highlight the homophobic abuse and discrimination experienced by their pupils and colleagues

Lesbian mums hurt by use of school children saying ‘that’s so gay’

LESBIAN mothers and their children are experiencing discrimination in Adelaide schools, prompting a researcher to call for a crackdown on the use of the term “that’s so gay” by students.

Jeff Evans wins Albert Kennedy Trust’s Mentor of the Year Award

Jeff Evans is one of our committee members who has linked us to the academic world and taken the lead to produce the very valuable Prevalence of Homophobia surveys he also volunteers for the Albert Kennedy Trust , who as we do, clearly value him.

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