18th November 2014
Eleven years ago today saw the end of Section 28 9
9:34 PM — Today marks the 11th anniversary of the end of Section 28, the effective ban on teaching about LGBT issues in schools.
10th November 2014
Scottish Tory leader: Teens need to understand anti-gay slurs are not okay 6
6:52 PM — Openly gay Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has reacted to a report showing that homophobic bullying is still prevalent in schools.
Scotland poll: 90% of secondary school teachers say there is still homophobic bullying 14
12:13 PM — A YouGov poll has shown that nine in 10 secondary school teachers in Scotland say homophobic bullying still happens in their school.
29th October 2014
Nicky Morgan & Jo Swinson: Our plan to eliminate homophobia in schools 29
12:02 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Education Secretary and Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan, and Women and Equalities Minister, Jo Swinson, explain the importance of tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
6th October 2014
US: 14-year-old victim of anti-gay beating charged with assault 11
11:08 PM — Virginia high school student Eric Martin is facing two assault charges following an attack last month that left him hospitalised for nine days with a concussion and other injuries.
3rd October 2014
Canada: 8-year-old transgender girl says she is repeatedly bullied by school parent 32
4:19 PM — In Winnipeg, the parents of a transgender girl have said their whole family are the target of transphobic bullying at their local school, and the school division isn't doing enough to stop it.
15th September 2014
US: Wisconsin school district bans gender-identity based bullying 1
6:03 PM — A Green Bay Wisconsin school district recently banned bullying based on gender identity.
6th August 2014
Lib Dem councillor resigns after being called ‘dirty bloody homosexual’ 110
4:20 PM — A Lib Dem councillor in Somerset has resigned, and condemned homophobic bullying from councillors in other parties.
5th August 2014
Study: LGBT youths harassed online ‘three times more often’ than rest of population 3
12:20 PM — A new study has found that LGBT youths experience online harassment three times more often than the rest of the population.
30th July 2014
Survey reveals Doncaster teachers fear talking about gay issues 10
6:39 PM — A study by the National Union of Teachers in Doncaster has found that ‘a significant minority’ of teachers are reluctant to discuss gay issues in class.
9th July 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’ 3
12:40 PM — The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to religious groups having permission to discriminate against gays.
5th July 2014
US: Parents of gay suicide teen condemn repeal of cyberbullying law 6
3:31 PM — Parents of a teenager who committed suicide after his gay sexual encounter was posted online have condemned the repeal of a New York cyberbullying law.
4th July 2014
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
26th June 2014
Northern Ireland LGBT groups welcome Minister’s comments against bullying 2
3:09 PM — A declaration against school bullying by Northern Ireland Education Minister John O’Dowd has been welcomed by LGBT campaigners.
4th June 2014
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
19th May 2014
Stonewall: Ex-headteachers’ leader wrong to slam school for having an LGBT club 13
4:44 PM — Stonewall has criticised the former chairman of a headmasters’ association for suggesting homophobic bullying in schools was because of “too much media coverage”.
12th May 2014
Over 700 Stonewall supporters take to Brighton streets for Equality Walk 1
12:31 PM — More than 700 supporters of the leading gay rights charity Stonewall, took to the streets of Brighton on Sunday for its eleventh annual equality Walk.
Archbishop of Canterbury to unveil anti-homophobia initiative for Church of England schools 30
11:51 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is set to announce anti-homophobia measures to be implemented in Church of England schools.
8th May 2014
Japan: 70% of LGBT pupils bullied in school, 30% contemplate suicide 6
3:40 PM — A new study in Japan has revealed that LGBT school pupils suffer from some of the highest rates of bullying in the country.
2nd May 2014
Study: Two thirds of gay teens have considered suicide, while 80% are bullied 7
2:49 PM — A new study has revealed two thirds of gay teens say they have contemplated suicide, with 80% bullied because of their sexuality.