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An Audience With Martina Navratilova – June 23rd 2013

Sue Sanders, Clare Balding and Martina Navratilova discussed the Schools Out mantra of usualising and actualising LGBT lives in the classroom and on the curriculum at St James Theatre on June 23rd

Academies are”responsible for ensuring their own compliance” in dealing with homophobia

On 23 April in the House of Commons, Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, asked the Secretary of State for Education what residual duties local authorities retain in relation to ensuring academy schools comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the public sector equality duty in relation to addressing homophobic bullying. Edward Timpson, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, replied: “…Under the Equality Act 2010, local authorities have a duty not to discriminate when …

Police officers take part in video to end homophobia

Two officers from Northamptonshire Police have featured in a video as part of the global campaign to end homophobic hate and reduce suicide among young gay people.

Paul Patrick

Paul Patrick, co-founder of LGBT History Month, died five years ago on the 22nd of May.

Chatham-Kent school taking steps to prevent discrimination

John McGregor Secondary School is taking steps to help prevent discrimination against students for simply having a different sexual orientation.

Jewish Schools Tackling Homophobia

Jewish LGBT-rights group Keshet UK have made a considerable symbolic move by having the “Some people are gay. Get over it” campaign poster translated into Hebrew and hung at a Jewish school in London.

Boots Removes Gender Signs For Toys

In a significant move towards gender equality and countering recent accusations of sexism, high street store Boots is to no longer categorise toys for boys or girls.

Birmingham Students’ “Prevelance of Homophobia” Survey Published

82.6% of Birmingham students understand that the word ‘gay’ used in the wrong context is offensive

Fired lesbian high school physical education teacher Carla Hale says: ‘This is not the end’

After 19 years, she was axed by Catholic school because her partner’s name appeared in her mother’s obituary (USA)

Homophobia in school sport must be challenged, says TUC

This report makes for grim reading and shows how homophobia is still part and parcel of school and college sport. – Frances O’Grady

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