Arsenal FC shows homophobia not welcome by hosting London schools LGBT sports tournament and showcase

Equality legislation, including the recent Westminster vote on marriage equality, should protect members of the LGBT community against discrimination and abuse.  But, a lack of LGBT role models in professional football means many young LGBT people who play the sport feel uncomfortable and hide their sexuality. It is important therefore that one of the Premier League’s top clubs, Arsenal, are hosting this year’s “Educate and Celebrate” London Schools LGBT sport tournament and showcase.  The club have pledged their support for …

Straight Talking

“Straight Talking” is a performance that addresses attitudes towards LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) issues. This piece has been endorsed by Elly Barnes, LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council and Number One on The Independent’s 2011 “Pink List”

Voyage of Discovery…

Young people from Wigan set sail on a Tall Ships adventure of a lifetime Explore. Dream. Discover…as Mark Twain once urged. And that’s exactly what one group of young people from Wigan are doing after to ‘throwing off the bowlines’ and ‘catching the trade wind in their sails’. The 11-strong crew, who are all members of the Wigan Council-backed B.yoU group, have swapped their home comforts for the high seas to take the Tall Ships Challenge. The trip has been …

Rights Against INtolerance: Building an Open-minded World (RAINBOW) project.

These films and the accompanying lessons challenge homophobia and transphobia by challenging the stereotypes that lead to prejudice and discrimination. The project was developed in the Basque Country, the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria.

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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.

A Resources special: Equality – Still out of sight and out of mind

Schools must tackle homophobic bullying as forcefully as they do other forms of discrimination, says Elizabeth Bridges*

For anyone who works in a school, bullying is an unfortunate reality. From comments about weight to remarks about ethnicity or disability, pupils – and some teachers – can be cruel and thoughtless.

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.

Spare Tyre Theatre

Spare Tyre is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts companies. We have over 30 years of experience of creating theatre with voiceless communities

The Journey Man

Assemblies, performances and workshops from internationally travelled storyteller – The Journey Man