4th February 2015
Tristram Hunt hits back at Daily Mail over Labour’s plans to tackle homophobia 35
7:05 PM — Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has mocked the Daily Mail's reaction to his plans to introduce statutory sex and relationship education.
Ireland: Government launches push to tackle homophobia in primary schools 7
2:58 PM — The Irish government has launched its first resource to help primary school teachers tackle homophobic bullying.
3rd February 2015
Gloria De Piero: Homophobic bullying can scar for life 11
7:40 PM — On the Labour Party's new new campaign to clamp down on homophobic bullying, Gloria De Piero has said homophobic bullying can "leave a scar that remains throughout a person's life".
29th January 2015
Nicky Morgan backs Ofsted over decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 69
1:55 PM — Nicky Morgan has strongly defended the decision of Ofsted inspectors to ask children in Christian schools about their knowledge of same-sex relationships.
NUS: Less than 20% of students discuss LGBT issues in sex education 16
11:34 AM — Less than a fifth of all university students discuss LGBT issues in their Sex and Relationships Education, a survey by the NUS reveals.
17th December 2014
A third of teachers in Wales hear colleagues using homophobic language 4
12:26 PM — A new report by Stonewall Wales has found that a third of teachers have heard colleagues using homophobic language.
13th December 2014
Scotland: Faith schools can ‘opt out’ of new guidance on teaching gay relationships 40
12:57 PM — Scotland has revised guidance for sex and relationship education to include more on gay relationships - but faith schools will still be allowed to set their own lessons instead.
18th November 2014
Eleven years ago today saw the end of Section 28 9
9:34 PM — Today marks the 11th anniversary of the end of Section 28, the effective ban on teaching about LGBT issues in schools.
13th November 2014
Islamic extremist who brands homosexuality a sin to give evidence at sex education inquiry 141
4:39 PM — A former member of extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir – who believes homosexuality is a sinful “lifestyle choice” – will give evidence at a House of Commons inquiry into SRE.
10th November 2014
Scottish Tory leader: Teens need to understand anti-gay slurs are not okay 6
6:52 PM — Openly gay Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has reacted to a report showing that homophobic bullying is still prevalent in schools.
3rd November 2014
Department for Education clarifies deleted tweet claiming it’s ‘nonsense’ schools must teach gay rights 5
11:56 AM — The Department for Education has clarified a deleted tweet claiming that it’s “nonsense” to suggest that schools “must teach gay rights”.
29th October 2014
Nicky Morgan & Jo Swinson: Our plan to eliminate homophobia in schools 30
12:02 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Education Secretary and Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan, and Women and Equalities Minister, Jo Swinson, explain the importance of tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
6th October 2014
Christian Concern: Gay ‘Trojan Horse’ in schools attempting to normalise gay sex 37
2:00 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern has claimed that Education minister Nicky Morgan is playing into the hands of a gay "Trojan Horse" by backing campaigns to stop homophobic bullying.
1st October 2014
Nicky Morgan: Teachers support sex and relationships education 4
5:50 PM — Nicky Morgan says the majority of teachers she has spoken to fully support sex and relationships education.
29th September 2014
US lawmakers: FCC should ban the filtering of gay websites in schools 1
2:21 PM — A group of US lawmakers have called on the Federal Communications Commission to ban schools and libraries from filtering LGBT-themed websites.
24th September 2014
Mumsnet piles pressure on Education Secretary over compulsory sex education 1
6:41 PM — Parenting site Mumsnet has joined with several other groups in calls for Nicky Morgan to make sex and relationships education a statutory requirement for all schools.
18th September 2014
Peter Tatchell: ‘Make gay sex education mandatory in all schools’ 28
10:32 AM — Peter Tatchell is supporting calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, which is LGBT inclusive.
17th September 2014
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
4th September 2014
Nicky Morgan: ‘Let me have a think about making PSHE statutory’ 17
2:13 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has hinted that she could be moving towards supporting statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
21st August 2014
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.