22nd April 2014
Union: Teachers are facing devastating levels of online anti-gay abuse from students 17
10:51 AM — Britain’s largest teachers' union says school children are using social media to bombard teachers with homophobic abuse.
21st April 2014
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 5
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
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.