~ News Archive Pre 2012~

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.


Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …


Action Plan on Bullying is Breakthrough in combating Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Today, Tuesday January 29th, the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD launched Ireland’s first action plan to stem the tide of bullying, and in particular homophobic bullying. The plan was drawn up over nine months by the Anti-Bullying Working Group established by the Department of Education and Skills.


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


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