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National homophobic bullying charity launches in London

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  1. what is the Organisations name, and how do we contact them ???


  2. CroydonGuy 9 Nov 2011, 2:57pm

    It’s wonderful to have people pulling together like this: big names, and big splash, and going into schools.
    But sending people into schools to talk to kids wears off so quickly, at most until the kids in the audience leave the school. And the celebs and campaigners can’t affect many schools.

    We know the procedures, policies and skills that schools and teachers need, and how to introduce the project from the governors and staff downward, so that the change of ethos is something that sustains itself over the years.

    Full marks to the campaigners who are doing their utmost to make a difference, but please, lets learn from experience.

    The agency, **Chrysalis**, with Sue Sanders has been working more effectively for years, and has years of experience. Aurora, the police LGBT consultation group in Croydon, paid for one of those projects a couple of years back. If you want a project like this, go to those **who’ve been doing it**, and have been changing things long term.

  3. Wasn’t Ian McKellan doing the same thing for AKT. Make it illegal to bully call it emotional assault or STFU

  4. concernparent 9 Nov 2011, 4:23pm is a great website to seek/give advice to other parents of teens on how to discuss different topics with your teen such as bullying, abuse and money.

  5. Father Jack 9 Nov 2011, 4:30pm

    Why do Homophobic Bullies need a charity? They already have so many..the Anglican Church, the Catholic Church, etc etc.

  6. George Broadhead 9 Nov 2011, 5:57pm

    I thought Stonewall had a national campaign on tackling homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools and promoting equality in education.

    Isn’t the new charity duplicating this?

  7. roger crouch 9 Nov 2011, 6:05pm

    I see Stonewalland DRM as complementary not as rivals or a duplication. We need as many ways of getting the message across as possible. Lots of the other organisations people have named in their comments were there supporting the DRM launch.

  8. I like this. Seeing as Stonewall and many other large charities are mainly L and G, it’s nice to have someone who actually mentions other sexualities and transgender identities as well. I hope this charity and the campaign becomes successful.

  9. Any charity promoting role models will have its work cut out trying to counter all the negativity of Ben Mitchell on Eastenders!

  10. Suddenly Last Bummer 10 Nov 2011, 10:32am

    From the neck down Evan Davis is a fine looking man.

    1. I don’t think he’s bad from the neck up, either, though his looks are a little unusual. The main thing though is that he seems charming and intelligent and that always turns me on big time.

  11. I wonder if they will help with getting rid of certain homophobic bullies on PN comments, one made me feel sick and almost in tears this morning :(

    1. I sympathise, but it has to be borne. Remember that abuse and denigration via an anonymous medium of communcation is the resort of cowards and inadequates.

      1. Agreed, the bravery of those who think they are “morally superior” to come in here and anonymously vomit disgustingly graphic remarks to insult, sadly belies the poor state of their mental health.

        I doubt these people, like Keith/Matthew/Skinner would be bale to say boo in the real worlds, hence in there they feel slightly more empowered that the useless failures they are in life.

        1. too true, it can still be upsetting but it does help to prove the point of what equal rights campaign are trying to stamp out so it has some sort of silver lining no matter how much they spew faeces.

  12. Staircase2 10 Nov 2011, 3:51pm

    Well Done!
    Good luck with the campaign – I’ll be telling teacher friends about your work

  13. Jock S. Trap 11 Nov 2011, 1:27pm

    A good charity and hope it’s rolled out to the rest of the country.

    1. David Millar 13 Nov 2011, 11:13am

      Great news this. Gets to the point – we need positive role models like our gay tory MP Nick Boles ( Grantham & Stamford)

      We`llk be pushing for this here in Lincolnshire – seeing if Bernie Taupin can be persuaded to come back home for a jamming session soon!

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