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 …

Paul Patrick

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

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

How to teach … LGBT history month

For LGBT history month, the Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help you look at the problems – and achievements – of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

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.

Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …

WOMANKIND Sexual Bullying in UK Schools

The sexual bullying campaign is part of the WOMANKIND ‘Challenging Violence, Changing Lives’ programme. We work with young people and teachers to identify sexual bullying in the school environment, define it in the school policies, raise awareness across the school and work on preventative strategies to stop it.