~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Chatham-Kent school taking steps to prevent discrimination

John McGregor Secondary School is taking steps to help prevent discrimination against students for simply having a different sexual orientation.

Jewish Schools Tackling Homophobia

Jewish LGBT-rights group Keshet UK have made a considerable symbolic move by having the “Some people are gay. Get over it” campaign poster translated into Hebrew and hung at a Jewish school in London.

Boots Removes Gender Signs For Toys

In a significant move towards gender equality and countering recent accusations of sexism, high street store Boots is to no longer categorise toys for boys or girls.

Birmingham Students’ “Prevelance of Homophobia” Survey Published

82.6% of Birmingham students understand that the word ‘gay’ used in the wrong context is offensive

Fired lesbian high school physical education teacher Carla Hale says: ‘This is not the end’

After 19 years, she was axed by Catholic school because her partner’s name appeared in her mother’s obituary (USA)

Homophobia in school sport must be challenged, says TUC

This report makes for grim reading and shows how homophobia is still part and parcel of school and college sport. – Frances O’Grady

Gay students: invisible on campus? – The Guardian

The NUS plans to collect more information on the number and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students

Teachers March In Memory Of Meadows

Teachers and pupils march through Accrington to remember Lucy Meadows

London Teacher Suspended For Homophobic Language

classroom ban on a Christian school teacher in south-east London who condemned the “homosexual lifestyle” in front of pupils has been upheld by the High Court. Robert Haye told a Year 11 class of students aged 15-16 at Deptford Green School in Lewisham that gay people’s lives were “disgusting” and a sin. On another occasion, he told students aged 13-14 “anyone who worships on Sunday is basically worshipping the devil”. The 43-year-old and his family belong to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, …

Poll: 6% of British people think Section 28 was Margaret Thatcher’s biggest failure

YouGov have released a poll reflecting the divisive nature of Margaret Thatcher’s politics, which revealed that 6% of British people thought that Section 28, a law banning the “promotion” of homosexuality in schools, was her worst policy ever. The Conservative former prime minister died on Monday, aged 87 from a stroke. Her politics on gay issues proved to be divisive for the LGBT community. She voted for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967; however, her government  in 1987 introduced Section …

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