25th January 2013
Maria Miller: Teachers won’t be forced to promote same-sex marriage but they must not discriminate or offend 22
9:35 AM — Maria Miller, the culture secretary and minister for equalities has attempted to dampen fears that teachers could face action for telling children they oppose same-sex marriages.
23rd January 2013
Canada: Students’ ‘Free Speech Wall’ torn down by self-titled gay rights activist 27
1:36 PM — A student claiming to be an LGBT activist tore down a "Free Speech Wall" created by his fellow students at Carleton University in Canada, stating that not all opinions deserved to be expressed.
10th January 2013
Comment: The truth about being a gay 16-year-old at an all boys boarding school 164
12:10 PM — 16-year-old Olly Hudson writes for PinkNews.co.uk about his experiences of being gay at a private all boys boarding school in the UK. He despairs at the homophobic environment and the lack of acknowledgement by the school that homosexuality even exists
19th December 2012
UK: Primary school writes to parents to explain that their child’s teacher will be changing gender 60
5:14 PM — A Church of England primary school has written to parents to explain that their children's teacher will be changing genders from male to female.
13th December 2012
Baroness Warsi: ‘do churches need legal support’ in case of equal marriage ‘challenges’? 43
11:58 AM — In a letter voicing her concerns with recently announced plans to bring forward legislation to allow marriage equality, Sayeeda Warsi has warned of potential "unintended consequences" if the law were to change.
29th November 2012
US: Teacher suspended for letting student play pro-gay equality song to class 33
9:22 PM — A teacher at a school in South Lyon, Michigan has been suspended without pay for allowing a student to play a song about gay love to his class.
26th November 2012
Gay teachers can’t come out because of ‘endless battle’ against homophobia 18
10:54 PM — Teachers in UK schools are hesitating to come out because of worries around the reaction from their pupils, as well as other faculty members, and a lack of support from school management could be part of the problem.
8th August 2012
Comment: Always picked last – rediscovering sport as a gay adult 11
1:54 PM — Daniel Sellers writes about his experience of sport at school and talks to the members of a gay-friendly running club about how it differs from the 'individualism and hedonism' of the traditional gay scene.
6th August 2012
New anti-bullying charity chair calls for ‘visible gay sexuality’ in schools 16
1:55 PM — The new chair of anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models says bullying will continue until 'gay sexuality becomes visible in schools'.
24th July 2012
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam 34
12:07 PM — A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.
19th July 2012
Russian embassy alerts parents to ‘gay families’ at British summer schools 62
10:06 AM — The Russian embassy in London says it has received complaints from parents sending their children to UK summer schools where they have encountered, among other problems, 'families of homosexuals'.
12th July 2012
Lesbian music teacher ‘highly commended’ in national teaching awards 13
1:16 PM — Lesbian music teacher Elly Barnes has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the annual awards ceremony held by the Times Educational Supplement for her work promoting LGBT issues in schools.
9th July 2012
Scotland: Schools research shows gay students facing homophobia 5
3:40 PM — Pioneering research into Scottish schools reveals homophobic bullying is ‘a daily nightmare’ for over half of Scotland’s school pupils, while a quarter of young gay Scots attempt suicide.
6th July 2012
Essex: Head praises ‘greatly loved’ trans teacher 17
9:18 AM — A transgender teacher has been praised for her courage and popularity by staff and pupils at a secondary school in Essex ahead of her transition this summer.
5th July 2012
Report: 99 percent of gay pupils hear homophobic language in school 31
12:43 PM — A report launched today has found that 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Britain’s secondary schools experience homophobic bullying, while 99 percent hear the word 'gay' being used disparagingly at their schools.
Comment: More inclusive media would help tackle homophobic bullying in schools 9
11:03 AM — A recent report by Ofsted ‘No place for bullying’ found that the least effective schools at tackling bullying were the ones which did not effectively develop pupils’ understanding about diversity, or help them empathise with each other to the fullest extent.
22nd June 2012
Stonewall updates gay-friendly university guide 20
11:18 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has updated its guide to the gay-friendly credentials of the UK's 150 universities.
19th June 2012
Ofsted report: Schools should do more to tackle anti-gay language 36
12:40 PM — An Ofsted report into school approaches to bullying has suggested teachers do not always feel able to tackle issues like homophobic bullying and derogatory language and that most schools are not 'sharp' enough on their analysis of bullying behaviour.
2nd May 2012
Anti-bullying charity reports 95 percent success in improving pupils’ LGBT views 10
1:44 PM — Diversity Role Models, a charity launched last year to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, announced today 94.5 percent of students who took part in a workshop with a positive role model said they would treat LGBT people better as a result.
1st May 2012
Catholic group: Objections to anti-gay marriage petition in schools are ‘sinister and illogical’ 68
3:41 PM — A religious group unofficially representing the Catholic Church in the media has said questions over the legality of promoting the Coalition for Marriage anti-equality petition to schoolchildren are 'illogical and sinister'.