Public school appoints first gay head boy

From today’s Sunday Times: A 17-YEAR-OLD is to become the first openly gay head boy of a top British public school.

Will Emery, the son of a banker, was “overwhelmingly” voted in by more than 1,000 pupils and staff at Brighton College, where boarding fees start from £27,000 a year.

London Teacher Suspended For Homophobic Language

classroom ban on a Christian school teacher in south-east London who condemned the “homosexual lifestyle” in front of pupils has been upheld by the High Court. Robert Haye told a Year 11 class of students aged 15-16 at Deptford Green School in Lewisham that gay people’s lives were “disgusting” and a sin. On another occasion, he told students aged 13-14 “anyone who worships on Sunday is basically worshipping the devil”. The 43-year-old and his family belong to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, …

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 …