Equality Act Public Sector equality Duty (PSED) Explained

Four new Equality and Diversity Forum leaflets are now available to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in their work. How to use the Equality Act 2010: A guide for voluntary and community organisations (revised June 2015) How to use the Public […]

Omission Was a Mistake, Says Education Department

The omission of gender identity from the New National Curriculum was an error in the first draft according to the DfE. Following hot on the heels of the discovery that many English schools and 2 Welsh schools still carried wording form the pernicious Section 28 in their Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) policy statements, Alice […]

Is Section 28 Back?

Heavy clouds were gathering over the LGBT community today (August 17th) as it emerged that three incipient academies in the UK have stipulated that their ‘governors will not support the promotion of homosexuality’ in their Sex and Relationships education Policy. According to a report in GayStar News, Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s […]

Stonewall Housing Survey on Domestic Abuse

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT*) people experience domestic abuse from partners, ex-partners, intimate contacts or extended family members.  In light of the Equality Act, public services have a duty to help meet the needs of all survivors of domestic abuse including LGBT* people. We want to find out if the law has been […]

Teachers' Leader Accuses Government of 'Neutering' Equality and Human Rights Commission.

A Teachers’ Union leader in February accused the Government of “encouraging a culture of contempt where discrimination can flourish” by ‘neutering’ the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and dismissing Equality Impact Assessments. Chris Keates, General Secretary of the Teachers Union the NASUWT (pictured), made the statement after a survey held in situ at the annual LGBT Teachers Conference […]

Lancashire Schools Survey Shows Some Change in Schools

A teachers’ survey in Lancashire following up one carried out in 2008 shows homophobia in schools is still rife. The survey, carried out by Lancashire NUT and shown on the Schools OUT website, shows that over the past four years: There has been a decrease in general homophobia there has been an increase in homophobia […]

Britain is the best place to be LGBT: ILGA

The new international study of LGBT rights across Europe is now available. Covering very nation state in the continent, the comprehensive report reports the similarities and differences socially and legally between them. The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) describes general changes in Europe and takes every country. Its summary makes clear that Europe is […]