We at Schools OUT UK wish to condemn the atrocity in Orlando and convey our sympathy, support and solidarity with: the dead, the dying, the injured and the traumatised; the grieving, the mourning and the as yet uninformed partners, family and friends; the LGBT community and all their allies and everyone else who has been affected.
Consider this: 44pc of gay, lesbian and bisexual young people in the UK have thought about killing themselves.
We are delighted to announce that Schools OUT UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation after 40 years of campaigning for LGBT people in education! Henceforth we shall be Schools OUT United Kingdom. We are registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (no. 1156352). Address: BM Schools Out, London WC1N 3XX
Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King’s College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50.
Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.
According to a new Yale-led study, openly gay professors are less comfortable in their work environments across the country than their closeted peers.
The Network – tackling social exclusion … a network of people working in libraries, museums, archives and cultural and heritage organisations, who are working to tackle social exclusion and to promote social justice.
LGBT History Month Competition: Ur Own Vision – February is LGBT History Month – here is your chance to get all young people involved in a creative and fun way.
Shock report shows homophobiaaffects 2 in 3 Aussie youth – A worrying new Australian study suggests that over 60 percent of LGBTI young people have experienced homophobic or transphobic violence.
We have the rules finalised for our E-book competition. We’re asking schools around the country to design an early reader e-book that usualises LGBT people as well as others in the Equality Act’s list of protected characteristics. The competition is being run in conjunction with teaching union the ATL. Closing date 15th September 2014.