~ News Archive Pre 2012~

US: Student attempts suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs

A student in South Carolina, USA, has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him “gay,” “gay boy,” “Mrs Pete,” and “Mrs Peters.”


Schools OUT UK is on Facebook!

As of last Saturday (24th August) there is a new page dedicated to Schools OUT UK on Facebook.


Scott Lively Will Be Tried for Fueling Antigay Persecution In Uganda

A federal judge today overruled the American evangelical minister’s request to dismiss an international lawsuit contending that Lively violated human rights by stoking the antigay climate in Uganda.


Why the term ‘gay lifestyle’ offends and is hurtful

Shah Salimat is the editor-in-chief of Popspoken, an entertainment and lifestyle newsblog with a tinge of spice, covering everything Singaporean and international, from India’s gang-rape problem to Baey Yam Keng’s selfies.


Section 28 row: Schools tear up controversial homophobic policies

Responses follow the disclosure that 40 schools had published policy statements echoing language of notorious legislation


Public school appoints first gay head boy

From today’s Sunday Times: A 17-YEAR-OLD is to become the first openly gay head boy of a top British public school.

Will Emery, the son of a banker, was “overwhelmingly” voted in by more than 1,000 pupils and staff at Brighton College, where boarding fees start from £27,000 a year.


Continuing homophobia in schools is the legacy of Section 28

Today’s Guardian says “It’s time for the government to issue new guidance which makes plain to schools their responsibility to support its gay pupils”. And we might add, it’s LGBT teachers as well…


Boy, 6, uses Lego to explain gender identity

A six-year-old boy in the USA has found a creative way to explain and usualise trans people


Israel to build its first monument to gay victims of the Nazis

Tel Aviv’s Meir Park is to be the site of Israel’s first monument recognizing the gay victims of Nazi Germany


Not 3; not 44; Hundreds! Says Alice Hoyle

According to Alice Hoyle, SRE advisory teacher, parent and writer, the number of schools with problematic SRE guidelines and policies runs into 100s rather than tens. Following the discovery that many academies – and some LEA schools – still operate policies that hark back to Section 28 and refer to it being unacceptable to “promote” homosexuality, Alice has entered the fray. First, she says, the DfE guidance itself states that policies should say schools “must not promote sexual orientation.” She …


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