~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Gay young people still face bullying at school

Stonewall teachers report 2012

A report by Stonewall highlights how many teachers still treat homophobic insults as mere ‘banter’, with severe consequences for young people. Janet Murray talks to teenagers about their school lives


Most teachers not trained to deal with anti-gay bullying, report finds

LGBT campaign group SchoolsOUT calls for UK schools to better equip teachers to tackle homophobic bullying following Ofsted report


UK infant schools praised for teaching trans kids to ‘express themselves’

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Infant schools in the UK have been praised by inspectors for identifying children as young as four as transgender.

The report by education watchdog Ofsted found that children in primary schools were encouraged to express themselves and allowed to dress as the opposite sex.

Schools were applauded for appreciating ‘that a boy may prefer to be known as a girl and have a girl’s name and similarly a girl may have a girl’s name but wants to dress as and be a boy.’


Ofsted report: Schools should do more to tackle anti-gay language

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An Ofsted report into school approaches to bullying has suggested teachers do not always feel able to tackle issues like homophobic bullying and derogatory language and that most schools are not ‘sharp’ enough on their analysis of bullying behaviour.


Teachers stand up against homophobia

Teachers voted unanimously to voice their support for Schools OUT and LGBT History Month at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference over the Easter weekend.


Homophobic bullying is ‘so gay’

A primary school in London, UK, is leading the way in tackling homophobic bullying, teaching children from three to 11 why gay is about love not sex


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.


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