~ News Archive Pre 2012~

International Trans Remembrance Day

Today (20th November) is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the last year 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide. SOUK’s Andrew Dobbin has written ‘Trans – The forgotten strand?’ , looking at Trans issues from an employment and educational viewpoint.

Birmingham leads fight against homophobic/transphobic bullying focusing on primary schools

Schools OUT’s Elly Barnes and her Educate and Celebrate initiative have made headlines in today’s Pink News as she takes the fight for the acceptance of diversity into the classrooms of Birmingham’s primary schools.

More Charities Sharing Schools OUT’s Message on Homo/ Trans phobia In Schools

The following report appeared online soon after Sue Sanders and Shaun Dellenty appeared on BBC Radion London 94.9FM. Homophobic bullying is still common in some schools, a charity has warned, to the extent some teachers are too fearful to reveal their sexuality.

Phasing out teaching assistants is like axing all nurses from the NHS

A report by think tank Reform says government ministers should support headteachers who reduce the amount of TAs and allow class sizes to rise. More money would be available to swell the size of teachers’ salaries and make ‘quality’ teaching count.

Sue and Andrew on BBC Radio London/ Sue on LBC Radio

(7th November) on the Vanessa Feltz radio programme SOUK co-chair Sue Sanders and Sean Dellenty, of Inclusion For All led a phone-in on the use of the word ‘gay’ in schools. This programme went further asking whether teachers should be ‘out’ at schools. Promotions Officer Andrew Dobbin also made a contribution.

Teacher who told students ‘Hitler wasn’t all bad, he killed the gays’ struck off

A teacher in Scotland who told students that “Hitler wasn’t all bad”, because he killed gay people, has been struck off.

Sue talks Pink Promotion and Prelaunch

Tonight, on LGBT Radio station futureradio.co.uk, Schools OUT UK co-chair Sue Sanders spoke at length about our two upcoming initiatives, The Pink Promotion and LGBT History Month 2014.

Meet the UK teenagers forced from home for being gay

A charity says it’s seeing a growing number of under-25s asking for help after they’ve been made homeless due to their sexuality.

The Albert Kennedy Trust says there was such a demand they set up two temporary crisis centres in London and Manchester.

Sue Sanders on Radio 5Live – homophobic language in schools

This morning (14th October 2013) Schools OUT UK’s co-chair Sue Sanders appeared live as part of a radio debate on the use of homophobic language in schools – particularly the use of ‘gay’ as a derogatory term.

USA – Dartmouth trustees approve residence hall for lesbian, gay, allied students

Dartmouth College, Concord, New Hampshire, plans to open a student residence hall for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students by Autumn 2014.

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