Why Did Government 'Sit on' LGBT Report for 17 Months?

A damning report on the experiences of LGBT youth in Northern Ireland’s schools has just been published, but critics are asking why it took so long. The report, which reveals that 67% of LGBT people feel unwelcome at school, was completed in April 2016 but has only just been released by th Department of Education. […]

Gove Tells Stonewall He Wants to Make Schools Safe

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, is aware of homophobia and wants to do something about it, according to a response he gave at an education conference. He told the Stonewall Education Conference, which is held every year to support lesbians, gays and bisexuals in education, that: “It is outrageous and medieval to think […]

Intercom Trust launches Schools Transgender Guidance

At last a comprehensive guide to transgender in Schools has been made available to all, thanks to the Intercom Trust in the south west. Working in partnership, Intercom’s Cornwall Advocate, Steve Cannon, the Devon and Cornwall Police Diversity Officer Toby Best, Glenda Pomeroy and her colleagues at Cornwall Council (Children Young People and Family Service), and representative Head Teachers […]