~ News Archive Pre 2012~

New Research Reveals Difficulties Faced by Black Gay People

A new report from Stonewall and the Runnymede Trust reveals serious failings in public services to meet the needs of Britain’s 400,000 Black and minority ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual people. One Minority at a Time, based on detailed interviews with Black and gay people, exposes widespread assumptions that Black people are heterosexual, with little effort made to correct this view.

Homophobia ‘rife in Greater Manchester schools’, says report

Homophobia is endemic in Greater Manchester’s schools, according to a new report which reveals that classroom abuse is taking place on a weekly basis.

The survey of more than 750 teachers from across the region reveals that almost 90 per cent have seen or overheard homophobic abuse in their schools.

Teachers say schools still full of gay hate

Greater Manchester classroom teachers highlight the homophobic abuse and discrimination experienced by their pupils and colleagues

Jeff Evans wins Albert Kennedy Trust’s Mentor of the Year Award

Jeff Evans is one of our committee members who has linked us to the academic world and taken the lead to produce the very valuable Prevalence of Homophobia surveys he also volunteers for the Albert Kennedy Trust , who as we do, clearly value him.

Gay young people still face bullying at school

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A report by Stonewall highlights how many teachers still treat homophobic insults as mere ‘banter’, with severe consequences for young people. Janet Murray talks to teenagers about their school lives

Most teachers not trained to deal with anti-gay bullying, report finds

LGBT campaign group SchoolsOUT calls for UK schools to better equip teachers to tackle homophobic bullying following Ofsted report

UK infant schools praised for teaching trans kids to ‘express themselves’

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Infant schools in the UK have been praised by inspectors for identifying children as young as four as transgender.

The report by education watchdog Ofsted found that children in primary schools were encouraged to express themselves and allowed to dress as the opposite sex.

Schools were applauded for appreciating ‘that a boy may prefer to be known as a girl and have a girl’s name and similarly a girl may have a girl’s name but wants to dress as and be a boy.’

Ofsted report: Schools should do more to tackle anti-gay language

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An Ofsted report into school approaches to bullying has suggested teachers do not always feel able to tackle issues like homophobic bullying and derogatory language and that most schools are not ‘sharp’ enough on their analysis of bullying behaviour.

Teachers stand up against homophobia

Teachers voted unanimously to voice their support for Schools OUT and LGBT History Month at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference over the Easter weekend.

Homophobic bullying is ‘so gay’

A primary school in London, UK, is leading the way in tackling homophobic bullying, teaching children from three to 11 why gay is about love not sex

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