~ News Archive Pre 2012~

No Gender Reassignment in new Curriculum

The new National Curriculum has removed references to gender and gender reassignment from its guidance, according to Wes Streeter of Stonewall. The term has been dropped from the NC guidance, flying in the face of the coalition’s assertion that it would eradicate transphobia in schools To see more go here

Is Section 28 Back?

Heavy clouds were gathering over the LGBT community today (August 17th) as it emerged that three incipient academies in the UK have stipulated that their ‘governors will not support the promotion of homosexuality’ in their Sex and Relationships education Policy. According to a report in GayStar News, Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s School in Bristol and Swindon Academy have re-introduced anti-gay language from Section 28, which banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality’, into their Sex and Relationships Policy. …

Classroom Updated!

The Classroom website – our one stop shop for teachers and trainers who want to make LGBT people visible in education – is now up-to-date and very fit for purpose after a long, hard week of intensive therapy. The renowned website – which promotes equality and diversity by usualising and actualising the existence of LGBT people in the curriculum – was hacked very seriously some time ago and – although usable – many links were broken and some pages were …

Welby says CofE schools to fight homophobic bullying

A campaign to stop homophobic bullying will be introduced in Church of England schools, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced.

Sue Sanders Appears in Guardian 100 most influential LGBT people of 2013

Sue Sanders, co-chair and founder of Schools Out has appeared in The Guardian’s list of the 100 most influential LGBT people, at a ceremony in London on June 28th

Yvette Cooper Praises Schools Out’s Work!

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has welcomed the government’s decision to start a consultation on the future of LGBT policy in the autumn.

An Audience With Martina Navratilova – June 23rd 2013

Sue Sanders, Clare Balding and Martina Navratilova discussed the Schools Out mantra of usualising and actualising LGBT lives in the classroom and on the curriculum at St James Theatre on June 23rd

Academies are”responsible for ensuring their own compliance” in dealing with homophobia

On 23 April in the House of Commons, Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, asked the Secretary of State for Education what residual duties local authorities retain in relation to ensuring academy schools comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the public sector equality duty in relation to addressing homophobic bullying. Edward Timpson, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, replied: “…Under the Equality Act 2010, local authorities have a duty not to discriminate when …

Police officers take part in video to end homophobia

Two officers from Northamptonshire Police have featured in a video as part of the global campaign to end homophobic hate and reduce suicide among young gay people.

Paul Patrick

Paul Patrick, co-founder of LGBT History Month, died five years ago on the 22nd of May.

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