~ News Archive Pre 2012~

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 …


Orlando

We at Schools OUT UK wish to condemn the atrocity in Orlando and convey our sympathy, support and solidarity with: the dead, the dying, the injured and the traumatised; the grieving, the mourning and the as yet uninformed partners, family and friends; the LGBT community and all their allies and everyone else who has been affected.


Positive role models at school could help end homophobic bullying

Consider this: 44pc of gay, lesbian and bisexual young people in the UK have thought about killing themselves.


NUT Prevalence of Homophobia Survey Report

This Prevalence of Homophobia survey was born out of the experiences of one secondary classroom teacher who was the subject of repeated physical and verbal abuse over a number of years.

This survey is then the product of a lot of hard work by a large number of people over a number of years together the thousands of classroom teachers who took time from their impossible workloads to complete the questionnaire all of whom I congratulate and offer my sincere thanks.


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.


Yale University – gay faculty less comfortable than closeted peers

According to a new Yale-led study, openly gay professors are less comfortable in their work environments across the country than their closeted peers.


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.


LGBT History Month Competitio​n: Ur Own Vision

LGBT History Month Competitio​n: Ur Own Vision – February is LGBT History Month – here is your chance to get all young people involved in a creative and fun way.


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