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  • 21st February 2012

    Gove urged to clarify position on anti-gay texts in schools 61

    Gove is being urged to clarify when and why students can be shown anti-gay texts (Photo: US Embassy London)

    12:12 PM — Michael Gove's reported response to an enquiry about homophobic leaflets being shown to schoolchildren in Lancashire has prompted confusion over when pupils can legally be shown anti-gay texts.

  • 20th February 2012

    Video: Anti-homophobic bullying song in No 11 chart success 11

    The L Project

    11:42 AM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has hit number 11 on the official UK Independent Singles Chart.

  • 10th February 2012

    Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part one)

    Sue Sanders at the Schools OUT conference (Photo: Becca Prout Photography)

    1:52 PM — The first in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens.

  • 9th February 2012

    Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part two)

    Schools OUT 2012 (Photo: Becca Prout Photography)

    2:35 PM — The second in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens. Read part one here.

  • 6th February 2012

    Attitude magazine speaks up for bullied gay youth 29

    Radcliffe has been honourd by the Trevor Project

    3:06 PM — Daniel Radcliffe returns to the cover of Attitude magazine for next month's issue, which is devoted to tackling homophobic bullying and telling the stories of bullied gay youths.

  • 20th January 2012

    Video: Gay girl forced to use boys’ changing room 26

    The video contains several teenagers giving their  own accounts of being bullied at school

    4:37 PM — In a video posted a month ago by LGBT Youth North West a schoolgirl from Oldham, Manchester tells her account of being made to change in the boys' changing rooms at school after coming out as lesbian.

  • 18th August 2011

    Florida teacher suspended for Facebook anti-gay remarks 69

    Jerry Buell made his remarks on his home computer (Photo: Declan TM)

    3:49 PM — A Florida teacher who wrote on Facebook that he "almost threw up" when New York legalised gay marriage has been suspended. Jerry Buell, a social studies teacher at Mount Dora High School, also wrote that gay marriages were a "cesspool" and a "sin".

  • 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.

  • 27th July 2011

    Student in gay suicide case wants charges dismissed

    Tyler Clementi jumped to his death last September

    4:57 PM — Lawyers for a student accused over the suicide of his gay roommate say the charges against him should be dismissed and that prosecutors withheld evidence. Dharun Ravi, 19, of Plainsboro, New Jersey, is accused of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in the case of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi (pictured).

  • 22nd July 2011

    Five students sue Minnesota school district over anti-gay bullying 12

    The five students were bullied relentlessly because they were thought to be gay

    11:22 AM — Five students who say they were victims of homophobic bullying are suing a Minnesota school district over an "epidemic of harassment". They say that the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the state's largest, failed to protect them and that a "gag policy" restricting teachers' ability to discuss gay and lesbian issues made the problem worse.

  • 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.

  • 6th July 2011

    Head of opera ban school says she wanted to protect children 66

    The school said it wanted to protect children

    11:51 AM — The headteacher of an East Yorkshire school has defended her decision to withdraw her pupils from a community opera over a scene involving a gay character. Emma Hobbs, the head of Bay Primary School in Bridlington, said she was concerned about the "emotional wellbeing" of the children.

  • 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'.

  • 30th May 2011

    Irish minister Ruairi Quinn launches guidelines on safe and supportive schools for lesbian and gay students 16

    Irish member of parliament Ruairi Quinn has today published guidelines for LGBT policies in the country's schools

    12:59 PM — Irish Labour Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, today launches the new publication Guidelines for Principals on Including Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students in School Policies.

  • 26th May 2011

    California first-graders learn about marriage equality 56

    Eric Ross read My Uncle's Wedding to the first-grade children

    12:06 PM — First-graders at a California school celebrated Harvey Milk Day last week by learning about marriage equality. Eric Ross, the author of new children's book My Uncle's Wedding, spoke to 40 six and seven-year-olds at a San Francisco elementary school.

  • Brazil’s president suspends school anti-homophobia campaign 72

    Brazil's president objected to the material (Photo: Agencia Brasil)

    10:38 AM — Brazil's president has suspended an anti-homophobia campaign in schools because she thought the DVDs and leaflets were not appropriate for children. President Dilma Rousseff's spokesman said she had viewed the material and "didn't like what she saw".

  • 20th May 2011

    California firm agrees to drop gay websites ban in schools 5

    One company has agreed to stop blocking gay websites (Photo: ttarasiu)

    2:45 PM — A California web filter provider has become the first major company to drop a feature which allows schools to ban gay websites. Lightspeed Systems says it is working to remove a filter which allows schools to block the non-adult educational or supportive LGBT websites.

  • 11th May 2011

    I let down gay youngsters, George Michael says 41

    George Michael said he let gay kids down

    5:30 PM — George Michael says he wants to make amends to the gay young people he's let down over the years. The singer said that gay children had to witness the "homophobia" directed towards him every time he slipped up.

  • 28th April 2011

    New Mexico school bans all clubs after gay-straight alliance forms 49

    The school board said the timing was a coincidence

    3:11 PM — A school board in New Mexico has voted to ban all school clubs after a gay-straight alliance applied for recognition. Officials on the Clovis school board said the ban was a coincidence but the American Civil Liberties Union questioned the timing.

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