5th April 2014
US: Virginia school board to consider banning ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 8
4:02 PM — A Virginia school board is considering banning Two Boys Kissing, a gay young adult novel by David Levithan, from high schools.
3rd April 2014
Nun sparks outrage by saying gay people only come from divorced parents and porn 25
7:17 PM — A nun has caused an outcry at a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, after she gave a guest lecture saying homosexuality occurs because parents are divorced or single.
31st March 2014
US: Texas school accused of discrimination for turning away three-year-old with lesbian parents 1
4:00 PM — A lesbian couple in Texas have said their three-year-old son was turned away from a Montessori private school because of the director's religious beliefs.
27th March 2014
Survey: Two thirds of teachers ‘not ready’ to teach same-sex marriage 17
7:05 PM — Two-thirds of teachers say they are not adequately prepared to begin teaching about same-sex marriage, despite weddings starting this weekend.
25th March 2014
US: Virginia school removes 8-year-old for ‘non-Biblical’ gender expression 79
9:38 PM — A Christian school in Virginia has removed an 8-year-old who cut her hair short and dressed in boy's clothes, because her gender expression isn't 'biblical'.
18th March 2014
US: School district under fire after gay student’s coming out story banned from yearbook 7
5:39 PM — LGBT rights groups have criticised a school district in the US for refusing to publish six yearbook interviews because one of them contained dialogue about an openly gay student.
17th March 2014
US: School bans 9-year-old boy from wearing My Little Pony bag 33
9:52 PM — A North Carolina school has ordered a 9-year old boy to stop wearing his My Little Pony bag, as it makes him a target for bullies.
10th March 2014
US: Gay vice principal ‘fired for getting married’ sues Catholic school 7
10:00 PM — A gay former vice principal at a Catholic school is suing his former employer, after they fired him for getting married.
7th March 2014
Gay-straight alliance advocates win partial victory in school ban battle 1
2:15 PM — Students who wish to form a gay-straight alliance club at their Florida school have won a partial victory in a lawsuit brought against the school board which banned them from doing so.
7th February 2014
Australia: One in ten LGBT young people forced to change schools over anti-gay bullying
3:02 PM — In Australia, a new report has shown that bullying targeted at LGBT young people is so severe that nearly one in ten say they were forced to change schools.
6th February 2014
Maine: Court rules school was wrong to ban trans girl from using female toilets 1
4:01 PM — A Maine court has ruled that it is a violation of a trans girl's human rights for her school to prevent her from using the female bathroom.
12th January 2014
Study: 40 per cent of young LGBT people in England have contemplated suicide 26
1:05 PM — According to a recent major report, more than half of young LGBT people in England have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, emphasising a growing concern that schools and health services are failing gay teenagers.
18th November 2013
Barnardo’s: 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying 6
1:24 PM — Barnardo’s has called on schools across Wales to make sure they are implementing anti-bullying polices after a survey showed 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying.
Stonewall launches ‘Gay. Let’s get over it’ anti-homophobic bullying campaign 13
12:11 PM — Stonewall has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools, with the slogan “Gay. Let’s get over it”.
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
11th November 2013
LGBT community urged to mark 10-year repeal of Section 28 by wearing pink 4
3:59 PM — To commemorate 10 years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, campaigners are asking people all over the UK to wear pink “against prejudice” on Monday 18 November.
8th November 2013
US: 13-year-old suspended from school for carrying a designer handbag 21
10:54 AM — A 13-year-old boy was suspended from a school in Kansas on Wednesday for refusing to take off his Vera Bradley handbag.
1st November 2013
Northern Ireland DUP politician reported for telling children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 6
2:43 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has been reported to the Assembly Commission after he told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.
26th October 2013
Sussex head teacher takes a stand against bullies who use ‘gay’ as derogatory insult 26
2:29 PM — A head teacher in Sussex has spoken out in the wake of singer Will Young's campaign to curb homophobic bullying in schools, by taking seriously the use of the word "gay" as a derogatory insult.