~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Orlando

We at Schools OUT UK wish to condemn the atrocity in Orlando and convey our sympathy, support and solidarity with: the dead, the dying, the injured and the traumatised; the grieving, the mourning and the as yet uninformed partners, family and friends; the LGBT community and all their allies and everyone else who has been affected.


Russian girl, 14, punished for ‘gay propaganda’

Russian girl, 14, punished for ‘gay propaganda’ – First minor is punished for a law intended to protect minors from ‘non-traditional sexual minorities’


5th October – World Teachers Day

Just in case you missed it….


Action Plan on Bullying is Breakthrough in combating Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Today, Tuesday January 29th, the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD launched Ireland’s first action plan to stem the tide of bullying, and in particular homophobic bullying. The plan was drawn up over nine months by the Anti-Bullying Working Group established by the Department of Education and Skills.


Looking Forward to 2013: Documentation of Transphobic Violence in Ireland Project

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TENI is pleased to announce that we have been selected to participate in ILGA-Europe’s 2013 Hate Crime Monitoring Project.

The Documentation of Transphobic Violence in Ireland Project will collect important data on hate crimes and transphobic incidences that occur within the Republic of Ireland.


Dynamic programs to celebrate LGBT History Month/National Coming Out Week

To commemorate and celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month and National Coming Out Week, the UW–Madison LGBT Campus Center and its campus partners are sponsoring speakers and events that celebrate the diverse lives and experiences of LGBT people. The week also serves to call attention to present-day struggles that “out” LGBT people face.


What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?

The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. Alex, they wrote, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time.


Youth face gay hate and bullying in Scottish schools

A new report published today by LGBT Youth Scotland and launched at the Scottish Learning Festival portrays a worrying situation for many Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in education.


Depression risk for homosexual, bisexual students

A survey of Newcastle University students shows homosexual and bisexual students are at much greater risk of depression and binge drinking. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 students in 2010 measuring risk factors for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and unsafe drinking levels.


Broward School Board expected to honor Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month

Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.


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