14th April 2014
Canada: Taxpayer-funded school warns children that gays will end up in ‘lake of fire’ 49
9:53 PM — A taxpayer-funded Catholic school in Alberta requires its staff to abstain from 'homosexual relations', and warns children that the 'unjust' will end up in a 'lake of fire'.
13th April 2014
US: Oregon students wear ‘Gay Is Not OK’ t-shirts to school 48
9:38 PM — Four Oregon students protested the Day of Silence, which raises awareness of anti-gay bullying, by wearing t-shirts that claim 'Gay is not OK'.
12th April 2014
US: NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom 115
10:41 PM — A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
US: Rhode Island school apologises after guest speaker ‘warns’ kids about homosexuality 10
9:26 PM — The Principal of a Rhode Island school has apologised to parents for inviting a radio host to speak, after he ranted to children about homosexuality.
6th April 2014
UK: Gay teacher resigns after parents complain children ‘might learn it’s OK to be gay’ 73
9:29 PM — A gay primary school teacher in Birmingham has resigned, after parents complained they did not want him teaching their children.
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.