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Schools OUT publishes the news stories below to keep people informed and encourage debate. Some of these news stories contain a tone and/or a content that is homo/transphobic. A news story featured here does not necessarily reflect the position of Schools OUT. To fully understand where we stand browse the website or check our mission statement here:

December 2005 News:

On Wednesday 5th December Schools OUT and Birmingham University LGBT students delivered a 250 foot long petition to the Right Hon Jacqui Smith. Read our press release on the event, see photos and read more about the event. More >>
Schools Out's response to the verdict on the David Morley killing. (Word document)
Another homophobic killing in Jamaica: a young man was chased by a mob to the wharf of downtown Kingston where he jumped into the water to escape and drowned. Read a press release from JFLAG here (Word document)

2005 Archive:Links to news stories from 2005 are below:
Chris Morgan has won the World Drug Free Powerlifting championship title (external link)
Campaigners have criticised the government for failing to address homophobia New guidance published by the government will call for teachers to use more sensitivity when discussing issues including gay families and sexuality Research shows that families headed by gay and lesbian parents are as healthy as traditional families, but misperceptions linger (13/12/05)
Guardian article on LGBT History Month and homophobia in schools (7/12/05)I
nternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
(8/11/05)
US basket ball player talks about being gay (8/11/05)
Lessons in Loneliness (external link) (8/11/05)
Bisexual Resources Center Annouces Broadest Ever Bisexual Literature Collection (20/10/05)
School Out on TV to say why homophobic bullying matters (20/10/05)
Outstanding Achievement award for Schools Out co-founder (20/10/05)
OUTeverywhere launches a major new web site to tackle homophobia (20/10/05)
LGBT Youth Scotland: Homophobic Bullying Survey (18/10/05)
LGBT student poll: 9 in 10 harassed (18/10/05) (external link)
Schools Urged to Plan Ahead for Anti-bullying Week 2005 (26/9/05)
Gay volunteer up for achievement award (19/9/05)
Stamp Out Homophobia (14/6/05)
Bashment
A new play at the Theatre Royal Stratford in London tackles the themes of homophobia, desire to be black, Africans taking on Jamaican issues, class, commitment and disability. (31/05/05)

Canada's second conference on Bullying and Victimization (03/05)
The current NYU CSC Letter (November/December 2004) "GLB Youth: Facing Challenges, Building resillance can be downloaded for free at http://www.aboutourkids.org/aboutour/letter/ (03/05)
Right wingers slam "disgusting" teen gay novel (external link) (03/05)
Education For All - A new project in which Schools OUT is involved (external link) (03/05)
LGBT History Month mentioned in Parliament (02/05)
Sex education lessons "failing gay men" (external link) (02/05)
Praise for novel that presents positive image of gay teenagers (02/05)
Kent backs down over 'Section 28' policy (01/05)
Anti-gay bullying forces thousands of pupils to leave school after GCSEs (30/1/05)

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