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Responses follow the disclosure that 40 schools had published policy statements echoing language of notorious legislation
From today’s Sunday Times: A 17-YEAR-OLD is to become the first openly gay head boy of a top British public school.
Will Emery, the son of a banker, was “overwhelmingly” voted in by more than 1,000 pupils and staff at Brighton College, where boarding fees start from £27,000 a year.
Today’s Guardian says “It’s time for the government to issue new guidance which makes plain to schools their responsibility to support its gay pupils”. And we might add, it’s LGBT teachers as well…
A six-year-old boy in the USA has found a creative way to explain and usualise trans people
Tel Aviv’s Meir Park is to be the site of Israel’s first monument recognizing the gay victims of Nazi Germany
According to Alice Hoyle, SRE advisory teacher, parent and writer, the number of schools with problematic SRE guidelines and policies runs into 100s rather than tens. Following the discovery that many academies – and some LEA schools – still operate policies that hark back to Section 28 and refer to it being unacceptable to “promote” homosexuality, Alice has entered the fray. First, she says, the DfE guidance itself states that policies should say schools “must not promote sexual orientation.” She …
Bullying in childhood “throws a long shadow” into victims’ adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. – The BBC News website has published an article By Sean Coughlan, education correspondent
You are now invited to join us in Birmingham for our Launch of LGBT History Month 2014. Dedicated to music, this launch will be like no other. After a day of activities involving young people, educators and movers and shakers, the evening will be an extravaganza of talent and a celebration of what LGBT people have contributed and continue to contribute to the world of music. This unmissable event will be held on November the 28th, which is a Thursday, …
The new National Curriculum has removed references to gender and gender reassignment from its guidance, according to Wes Streeter of Stonewall. The term has been dropped from the NC guidance, flying in the face of the coalition’s assertion that it would eradicate transphobia in schools To see more go here