22nd March 2013
Death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows prompts calls for Daily Mail to sack Richard Littlejohn 81
3:42 PM — More than 3,500 people have signed an online petition that calls for the Daily Mail to sack its columnist Richard Littlejohn, in the wake of the death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows.
Study: Schools in Colorado considered ‘hostile’ for LGBT students
3:39 PM — A report released this week has found that some schools in the US state of Colorado are considered "hostile" environments for LGBT students.
18th March 2013
US: Human rights group alleges Californian school district harbours anti-gay discrimination 1
11:32 PM — The American Clivil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California wrote to a school district demanding that it end discrimination against gay students by administrators and teachers in its high schools.
US: California bill would require schools to allow trans students to use appropriate toilets and locker rooms
1:04 PM — Under a newly introduced bill in California, schools would have to allow transgender students to use facilities and participate on sports teams which match their gender identity.
13th March 2013
US: Human rights group threatens legal action over school which banned gay-straight alliance 4
3:22 PM — US human rights group the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has threatened to sue a Pennsylvania school board which banned students from forming a gay-straight alliance.
8th March 2013
Oregon: Principal claims he’s losing his job for being gay 5
6:07 PM — A gay principal in the US state of Oregon says he’s losing his job at a school due to his sexuality.
US: Family file lawsuit against school for barring their trans daughter from using girls’ bathroom 4
12:02 PM — The family of a trans girl has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school, which has refused to mediate with them over their refusal to let 6 year old Coy use the female toilets.
7th March 2013
Massachusetts: School faces backlash and accusations of ‘blasphemy’ for staging gay biblical play 16
6:47 PM — The head of a school in the US state of Massachusetts says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections.
UK: MPs hear of Christian teacher disciplined for refusing to read pro-gay Penguin book to class 52
5:09 PM — A solicitor from the Christian Institute has told a committee of MPs that a primary school teacher was previously disciplined by a head teacher for refusing to read ‘And Tango Makes Three’ – a children’s book about two male penguins looking after a female chick.
5th March 2013
US: Texas lesbian students’ photo pulled from yearbook 15
6:32 PM — A lesbian student in Texas has started a petition to reinstate a photo of herself with her girlfriend which was pulled from a yearbook Valentine's page.
28th February 2013
US: Family of trans girl lodge complaint because school denied her use of girls’ toilets 17
10:20 PM — The parents of a trans girl in Colorado have filed a complaint because their daughter's elementary school refused to allow her to use the girls' toilets.
27th February 2013
US: School district backs down in fight to stop student wearing anti-gay t-shirt 26
1:00 AM — Connecticut school district officials have allowed a student to wear a t-shirt bearing an anti-gay message, following a fight to attempt to stop him.
25th February 2013
US Radio Host: ‘LGBT inclusivity in schools to blame for falling grade averages’ 25
2:45 PM — The host of a US radio program has blamed LGBT inclusive education programs in the US public education system on a decline in grade averages.
20th February 2013
Irish Education Minister: ‘Education plays a key role in tackling homophobia and transphobia’ 13
5:22 PM — The Irish Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn today opened a European Union conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and emphasised the importance education plays in reducing such prejudice.
Comment: The biggest challenge LGBT face is other people’s language 25
10:25 AM — LGBT youth volunteer Thomas Wales writes for PinkNews on the need for society to do more to stamp out homophobic language.
15th February 2013
US: Sex education bill to recognise LGBT students and reject ‘gender stereotypes’ 1
4:43 PM — A new sex eduction bill introduced in the US on Thursday would provide five year grants to programs rejecting gender stereotypes and embracing LGBT students.
US: Legal action threatened over school district’s policy banning same-sex prom dates 5
2:26 AM — Legal action was threatened on Thursday against a school district in Missouri, after it was accused of discrimination for its policy banning same-sex dates for students attending school proms.
6th February 2013
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’ 28
1:41 AM — The author of a newly revived bill proposing to outlaw any teaching about homosexuality in schools, has now compared being gay to "shooting heroin".
25th January 2013
London: Former volunteer antisocial behaviour mediator found guilty of abusing lesbian couple and sticking finger up woman’s nose 20
1:30 PM — A former volunteer antisocial behaviour mediator from Croydon has been found guilty of shouting abuse at a lesbian couple in a school playground and sticking her finger up the nose of a woman who tried to intervene.
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.