MOST Scottish teachers have never used or even heard of government material designed to tackle homophobia in schools. A survey by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign of almost 500 teachers found that the majority of them didn’t know about, or had not used, the Scottish Government’s latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) […]
“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT […]
A major new initiative to tackle hate crime has been announced by the LGBT Consortium today. It brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales. Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership will aim to increase the reporting of LGBT hate crimes […]
A toolkit designed to stamp out homophobia in football has been launched at the TUC’s headquarters by Frances O’Grady, the TUC General Secretary, with members of the alliance including Gordon Taylor from the PFA, Maria Exall, chair of the TUC LGBT committee, and Lindsay England from Just a Ball Game! The launch is also being supported by […]
‘Wow, you really do have two mums!’: What it’s like when the children of lesbian mothers go to school – As the debate around Putin’s homophobic stance rages around the Sochi Winter Olympics; as gay people in Nigeria arebeaten to death in the streets as the police stand by; and with the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales only 38 days away, Anna Carlile feels the need to talk about how her family, and other families with lesbian mums, experience school. The fact is, things are better in the UK than they are in many other places around the world, but there is still a long way to go.
Call The (Gender) Police! – Brynn Tannehill, Director of Advocacy with SPART*A writes for Huffington Post: ‘Even people who should know better police gender and define what is masculine and feminine enough. There are still therapists out there who won’t give recommendation letters for HRT to transgender women unless they show up to every appointment in a dress and heels’.
Opinion: Celebrating 28 special people in LGBT History Month – Mathew Hulbert. “As a gay man and, therefore, a proud member of that community, I wanted to mark this very special month in my own way. So I decided that every day in February I would write a daily tweet and Facebook post about someone I look up to in our community…an LGBT Hero.”
Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum,‘What makes your gender?’ – Throughout LGBT History Month this February and continuing into April 2014, the Science Museum will showcase a new display that asks its audience: What makes up your gender? The display, which can be seen in the Who am I? Gallery, aims to demonstrate a shift away from seeing gender simply as a boy/girl binary towards viewing gender as something much more dynamic.