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  • 26th January 2012

    Tuscaloosa schools told: ‘Let lesbians go to prom’ 2

    The letter states that alleged censorship should stop by 1 February

    5:12 PM — Demands have been made to the County Board of Education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to respect LGBT rights after alleged cases of negligence by staff members towards a gay student.

  • 24th January 2012

    ‘Homophobic’ teacher struck off 43

    Gibbs' disciplinary panel ruled that he is barred from teaching indefinitely

    5:11 PM — A substitute teacher who verbally and physically abused his students, including using homophobic language, has been struck off, and is banned from teaching indefinitely.

  • 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.

  • 7th July 2011

    Gay row opera will go ahead 18

    The school denied it was homophobic

    1:06 PM — An opera featuring East Yorkshire schoolchildren will now go ahead after writer Lee Hall agreed to swap the word 'queer' for 'gay'. The community project stalled after a primary school complained about a gay character's scene.

  • 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.

  • 10th June 2011

    Canadian Catholic school bans rainbows 86

    Rainbows are banned at St Joseph Catholic Secondary School

    2:15 PM — A Canadian Catholic school has banned pupils from using rainbows, the symbol of the gay pride movement. St Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Ontario apparently told students holding a June 3rd anti-homophobia event that they couldn't use the colourful symbol.

  • 12th April 2011

    More US schools warned about gay censorship 6

    Some US schools routinely block gay support websites

    4:21 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has written to more schools to question their filters on LGBT support websites. As part of the group's 'Don't Filter Me' campaign, it has sent letters to schools in Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania and Virginia, asking them to stop censoring the websites.

  • 4th April 2011

    US lesbian teenager allowed to wear tux to prom 7

    The teenager was permitted to wear her tux

    2:34 PM — A lesbian teenager from Illinois has been given the right to wear a tuxedo to her prom. Belinda Sanchez, a student at Proviso East High School, was initially denied the right to wear the garment by principal Milton Patch.

  • 1st April 2011

    Australian Catholic school accidentally allows ‘gay cure’ seminar 47

    The gay cure group says it may take legal action

    10:20 AM — A Catholic school in Australia accidentally allowed a 'gay cure' Christian group to use its premises for a seminar. St Columban's College said it immediately withdrew permission for the Miracle Christian Center's presentation after it learned the nature of the group.

  • 28th March 2011

    Northern Ireland school is first to form gay-straight alliance 25

    Gay-straight alliances are common in US schools

    9:44 AM — A school in Northern Ireland is the first in the country to form a student gay-straight alliance. Teachers at Shimna Integrated College in Newcastle, County Down, hope the initiative will help tackle anti-gay bullying.

  • 3rd March 2011

    Texas school bans all clubs to prevent gay-straight alliance being formed 29

    No clubs can meet at Flour Bluff High School after move to ban gay-straight alliance forming

    12:02 PM — A school in Texas has banned all extra-curricular clubs in a move to deny a student's request to form a Gay-Straight Alliance that would bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight students. The group was to provide support and promote understanding between students.

  • 6th December 2010

    Gay and lesbian teens ‘more likely to be expelled or jailed’ 15

    LGB youngsters were more likely to have been punished by schools or the law

    1:03 PM — An American study of gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers finds that they are 40 per cent more likely to be punished at school or by the police and courts than their straight peers. The Yale University study found that lesbian and bisexual girls were particularly at risk.

  • 25th November 2010

    Gove: We will work with Stonewall to tackle ‘growing’ anti-gay bullying 30

    Michael Gove said the government would work with anti-bullying charities (Photo: Paul Clarke)

    10:52 AM — Education secretary Michael Gove has said that the government will work with gay and anti-bullying charities to tackle homophobia in schools.

  • 9th November 2010

    Australian lesbian couple banned from school ball 13

    The girls complained that they been been discriminated against

    3:09 PM — A teenage lesbian couple in Australia are changing schools after they were barred from attending a ball together. Hannah Williams, 16, wanted to take her girlfriend Savannah Supski, also 16, to the event at Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar in Melbourne but the Year 11 student was told she could only attend the ball with a boy.

  • 2nd November 2010

    US school official formally resigns after anti-gay rant 9

    Clint McCance has resigned (Photo: CNN)

    6:49 PM — Clint McCance, the US school district official who had to apologise last week for an anti-gay rant on his Facebook page, has officially resigned.

  • 29th October 2010

    School board official to resign over anti-gay comments 33

    Clint McCance said he was sorry for the remarks (Photo: CNN)

    1:38 PM — The US school board official who wrote on his Facebook page that "queers" and "fags" should kill themselves says he will resign. Clint McCance, who is the vice-president of the Midland school district in Arkansas , said last night he was sorry for his "hurtful" remarks.

  • 28th October 2010

    US school official tells gay teens to kill themselves 47

    The school official said he enjoyed the fact that AIDS kills gay men

    3:55 PM — Gay rights groups are calling for a US school board official to resign after he posted an anti-gay rant on his Facebook page. Clint McCance, who is the vice-president of the Arkansas school district, wrote on his page that "queers" and "fags" should kill themselves.

  • 27th October 2010

    Majority of parents say schools should tackle anti-gay bullying 8

    Parents said schools should teach about gay and lesbian issues

    4:53 PM — Most parents believe that schools should discuss gay and lesbian issues and do more to prevent anti-gay bullying, a survey suggests.

  • 26th October 2010

    London school claims to have eradicated anti-gay bullying 23

    Stoke Newington school says it has virtually eliminated homophobic bullying

    11:36 AM — A school in north London says it has virtually eradicated anti-gay bullying by teaching pupils about gay history. Stoke Newington secondary school was one of the first schools to adopt LGBT History Month five years ago.

  • 16th February 2010

    ‘I support gay marriage’ says Nick Clegg as he answers PinkNews reader questions 32

    Nick Clegg answers your questions

    7:17 PM — Last month, we invited PinkNews.co.uk readers to submit their questions to Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. The overwhelming subject mentioned was gay marriage, showing how important an issue this is for our readers. Other popular questions were on homophobic violence, faith schools and LGBT asylum seekers.

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