~ News Archive Pre 2012~

It’s better to ‘gold-plate’ equality law than protect institutional prejudice

“Gold-plating” is the latest term used to disparage efforts to achieve equality. But isn’t a gold standard something good? Clearly not, according to the government’s response to the review

Russia: Gay teachers sacked in widening witch-hunt

While Russian leaders try to make the world believe that no one is persecuted and discriminated in Russia for their sexual orientation, more evidence to the contrary is appearing lately.

Schools OUT UK Comments on Football Campaign Slogan

Schools OUT UK has come out against the campaign slogan ‘Right behind gay Footballers’. The strapline is used on the literature for a campaign to make football safe for gay players and involves encouraging all the professional teams’ players to use rainbow laces over a weekend to show solidarity. It was launched by Paddy Power and Stonewall and has the support of the Gay Footballers Network. Football versus Homophobia, Pride Sport and  Schools OUT UK however are concerned that the …

‘As lesbians, we needed a guidebook on parenting’

When Hannah Latham was pregnant, she felt as if she and her partner Rowena were the only people in the world in their situation. So she started up a magazine to help other LGBT families feel less isolated – The Guardian 14.09.13

Now the Prime Minister’s on board, let’s make better sex education a reality

Following David Cameron’s admission that sex education should be modernised to reflect the ‘dangers’ of the internet, Louisa Peacock and Emma Barnett outline the next stages for the Telegraph Wonder Women campaign that got the PM talking about this controversial topic in the first place.

US: Student attempts suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs

A student in South Carolina, USA, has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him “gay,” “gay boy,” “Mrs Pete,” and “Mrs Peters.”

Schools OUT UK is on Facebook!

As of last Saturday (24th August) there is a new page dedicated to Schools OUT UK on Facebook.

Scott Lively Will Be Tried for Fueling Antigay Persecution In Uganda

A federal judge today overruled the American evangelical minister’s request to dismiss an international lawsuit contending that Lively violated human rights by stoking the antigay climate in Uganda.

Why the term ‘gay lifestyle’ offends and is hurtful

Shah Salimat is the editor-in-chief of Popspoken, an entertainment and lifestyle newsblog with a tinge of spice, covering everything Singaporean and international, from India’s gang-rape problem to Baey Yam Keng’s selfies.

Section 28 row: Schools tear up controversial homophobic policies

Responses follow the disclosure that 40 schools had published policy statements echoing language of notorious legislation

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