Today (20th November) is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the last year 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide. SOUK’s Andrew Dobbin has written ‘Trans – The forgotten strand?’ , looking at Trans issues from an employment and educational viewpoint.
Schools OUT’s Elly Barnes and her Educate and Celebrate initiative have made headlines in today’s Pink News as she takes the fight for the acceptance of diversity into the classrooms of Birmingham’s primary schools.
The following report appeared online soon after Sue Sanders and Shaun Dellenty appeared on BBC Radion London 94.9FM. Homophobic bullying is still common in some schools, a charity has warned, to the extent some teachers are too fearful to reveal their sexuality.
A report by think tank Reform says government ministers should support headteachers who reduce the amount of TAs and allow class sizes to rise. More money would be available to swell the size of teachers’ salaries and make ‘quality’ teaching count.
(7th November) on the Vanessa Feltz radio programme SOUK co-chair Sue Sanders and Sean Dellenty, of Inclusion For All led a phone-in on the use of the word ‘gay’ in schools. This programme went further asking whether teachers should be ‘out’ at schools. Promotions Officer Andrew Dobbin also made a contribution.
A teacher in Scotland who told students that “Hitler wasn’t all bad”, because he killed gay people, has been struck off.
Tonight, on LGBT Radio station futureradio.co.uk, Schools OUT UK co-chair Sue Sanders spoke at length about our two upcoming initiatives, The Pink Promotion and LGBT History Month 2014.
A charity says it’s seeing a growing number of under-25s asking for help after they’ve been made homeless due to their sexuality.
The Albert Kennedy Trust says there was such a demand they set up two temporary crisis centres in London and Manchester.
This morning (14th October 2013) Schools OUT UK’s co-chair Sue Sanders appeared live as part of a radio debate on the use of homophobic language in schools – particularly the use of ‘gay’ as a derogatory term.
Dartmouth College, Concord, New Hampshire, plans to open a student residence hall for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students by Autumn 2014.