David Cameron has given his support to a Stonewall campaign to tackle homophobic bullying.
National Anti-Bullying Week will be held next week and the gay charity has launched an ad campaign featuring the slogan ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’.
The event has support from a number of celebrities, including Derren Brown, Skin from Skunk Anansie and singer Beverly Knight.
In a statement given to PinkNews.co.uk, Cameron said: “I’m pleased to support Stonewall’s Education for All campaign. November’s anti-bullying week gives us the opportunity to highlight the prevalence of homophobic bullying in our schools and the impact it has on young people’s lives.
“More needs to be done to tackle bullying in all its forms and I fully support Stonewall’s campaigning to combat the problem.”
Illusionist Derren Brown, who is gay, said: “I’m a huge supporter of equality. But lesbian and gay young people don’t get treated equally at school. They get stigmatised and bullied just because of who they are. Support Stonewall during Anti-Bullying Week so young people can achieve 100 per cent of their potential.”
Laura Doughty, Stonewall’s director of communications, added: “Stonewall is asking supporters of equality to get much more involved in direct campaigning – both during National Anti-Bullying Week and beyond. It’s key for us to engage with people in ways they can respond to easily.”
The slogan was thought up by school pupils and will be displayed inside 3,500 buses in England, Scotland and Wales.