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  • 2nd September 2011

    Alabama school backs down over student’s gay rights t-shirt 475

    5:33 PM — A school in the US state of Alabama has backed down after telling a student she could not wear a gay rights t-shirt. Sara Couvillon, a student at Hoover High School in Birmingham, threatened school officials with legal action when she was told not to wear the shirt for her own safety.

  • 11th August 2011

    Another gay harassment lawsuit filed in Minnesota 16

    The school district may face more lawsuits

    10:28 AM — Another lawsuit has been filed against a school district in Minnesota, which has been accused of allowing homophobic bullying. Last month, a suit was filed on behalf of five students in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, where a number of LGBT teen suicides have been reported.

  • 10th August 2011

    George Michael reveals more about gay album 12

    George Michael plans to make a collaborative album

    3:07 PM — George Michael recently revealed he plans to record an album with a 'gay collective' to make up for "letting gay kids down". Now, the singer has given more details and says the dance record will be "pretty stunning".

  • 5th August 2011

    Teacher sets up new charity to tackle anti-gay bullying 17

    Suran Dickson has taught in London and New Zealand schools for 12 years

    4:21 PM — A north London teacher has set up a new charity to tackle homophobia in schools. Suran Dickson, 34, who has taught in schools in north London and New Zealand for the past 12 years, set up the group to encourage LGBT role models to speak to pupils.

  • 29th July 2011

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi calls on Michele Bachmann to address anti-gay bullying 129

    Michele Bachmann has refused to discuss her views on homosexuality

    5:06 PM — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann must address the teen LGBT suicides in her congressional district, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says.

  • 15th July 2011

    ‘More teacher training’ needed to tackle homophobic bullying 17

    More should be done about anti-gay bullying, Lords heard

    11:00 AM — Teachers should be given more training to deal with anti-gay bullying, the House of Lords heard yesterday. The House also heard that Ofsted should inspect the manner in which schools tackle the issue.

  • 5th July 2011

    Father of suicide teenager addresses homophobic bullying conference 20

    Dominic Crouch jumped to his death last May

    5:20 PM — The father of a 15-year-old boy who killed himself after apparently suffering bullying has called on schools and the government to make a number of changes. Roger Crouch was speaking at the Stonewall Education for All conference on Friday and said that schools must treat rumours and teasing as bullying, rather than 'banter'.

  • 4th July 2011

    Billy Elliot author’s opera pulled after school objects to gay character 72

    The primary school said the scene was not suitable for children

    10:46 AM — A community opera by the author of Billy Elliot has been pulled after a primary school demanded that a gay character be written out. Lee Hall, who wrote the hugely successful show about a boy who wants to dance, had been working on Beached with opera company Opera North and 400 residents of East Yorkshire town Bridlington.

  • 9th June 2011

    Father of ‘gay rumours’ suicide boy to speak at anti-bullying conference 48

    Dominic Crouch died last May

    11:03 AM — The father of a 15-year-old boy who jumped to his death is to speak at a conference on homophobic bullying. Roger Crouch, whose son Dominic died last May, will join television presenter Gok Wan in addressing the Stonewall Education Conference on July 1st.

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