Homophobia, sexual orientation and schools: A review and implications for action

This document has been archived. There has been growing concern in recent years about bullying in general, and homophobic bullying in particular, and the effect these forms of discrimination have on the academic, emotional and physical well-being of children and young people at school. The review is quick to point out that teachers can also suffer from homophobia, with possible detrimental results to their careers. This review aims to answer the following main questions: what’s the extent and impact of …

ShoutOut School Workshops – Ireland

Shout Out’s one hour interactive sessions build understanding for people who are struggling with their sexuality, foster support amongst friends and classmates, and encourage a supportive and welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students.

Journey of a transgender child

Cathie Dickens saw a change the first time she took her granddaughter Harriette shopping for a dress. “It just broke my heart to see her put it on and look at herself in the mirror,” Dickens said. “She’s so much happier, being allowed to be who she is.” Harriette Cunningham says she always knew she was a girl, even if she was born with a boy’s body. The Comox transgender girl transitioned last September and took the name Harriette in …

The Equality Act 2010 and Public Duty (Powerpoint Presentation)

The Equality Act 2010 also introduced the Public Duty which applies to all schools state, academies and independent.

It is an exciting constructive piece of legislation which requires us all not only to stop discrimination when it occurs but educate OUT prejudice

The Story Of Schools Out – Sue Sanders

VIDEO AND POWERPOINT RESOURCE…Sue Sanders succinctly and movingly describes the evolution of Schools Out, and why the work it does is still needed as much in 2013 as it was In 1974

LGBT Youth NW Best Practice Guide

Practitioners from all over the UK who deliver LGBT Awareness and Education in schools got together in Lancaster Library last November to share their experience and knowledge.