~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Anti-Homophobic film makers win Diana Award

The Magna Carta School is delighted to announce that Duncan Lewry, Charlotte Hewitt, Hannah Wells, Cara Houghton and Molly Russell have been publicly honored with the Diana Award for their groundbreaking film Homophobia – Our Closeted Education.


Oldham based Theatre Company making waves Nationally, still largely ignored in home town.

Pink Triangle Theatre, who are officially two years old today, would like to share with you the monitoring results of our very recent performances / workshops at Wood Green Academy in Wednesbury. A bold and pro-active school who decided to tackle homophobia by having every single student and teacher watch our show and take part in our discussion workshops.


Schools OUT and LGBT History Month’s Elly Barnes is No.1!

Music teacher and Equality and Diversity trainer Elly Barnes is the Number One LGBT figure in the nation, according to the Independent Pink List.


Tackling homophobia in schools

How teachers can make their schools LGBT-friendly by Elly Barnes.
I became actively involved in LGBT (which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) work in 2005 as a direct result of challenging the widespread homophobia in my school by co-ordinating LGBT History Month.


Mother Says It Would Have Been ‘Child Abuse’ To Make Transgendered Daughter Live As A Boy

Well finally one parent puts raising a transgendered child into proper perspective. Saffron James has accepted the gender dysphoria in her 10-year-old daughter Livvy James who returned to school this autumn as a girl. She says that asking her daughter to continue to live as a boy would be the equivalent of “child abuse.”


Schools Minister Condemns Negative Use of the Word ‘Gay’

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has attacked the use of the word ‘gay’ as a codeword for dysfunctional in our schools. At an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) meeting he told the audience: “The negative use of the word gay is unacceptable. It is homophobic bullying and must be stopped.”


Cameron and Milliband support for LGBT History Month

Both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have given their support for LGBT History month. This gives our work on the subject of history and equality in schools a massive boost.


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