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 28
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.
30th July 2014
Survey reveals Doncaster teachers fear talking about gay issues 10
6:39 PM — A study by the National Union of Teachers in Doncaster has found that ‘a significant minority’ of teachers are reluctant to discuss gay issues in class.
7th July 2014
Stonewall: School leaders must do more to combat homophobic bullying 1
8:00 PM — Research conducted by Stonewall into homophobic bullying in schools has found that teachers believe heads and school governors are doing less to combat bullying than they were five years ago.
UK: Stonewall report shows Scotland ‘lagging behind’ on tackling bullying 4
5:59 PM — A new report on homophobic bullying in primary and secondary schools indicates that Scottish schools are lagging behind others in Britain.
5th July 2014
UK: Brighton and Hove named best council for tackling homophobic bullying in schools 3
5:35 PM — Stonewall has named Brighton and Hove as the best council in the country for tackling homophobic and biphobic bullying in schools.
Ruth Hunt: People didn’t want a lesbian to represent gay people 65
4:36 PM — Stonewall's acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt has said that she received criticism when she was appointed, because people didn't want a woman in charge of an LGB group.
4th July 2014
France: Government abandons teaching gender equality after boycott 7
2:24 PM — The French government has cancelled school lessons that aimed to fight gender stereotypes.
3rd July 2014
Poll: Majority of teachers think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues 8
3:25 PM — The majority of primary school teachers in London think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues in the classroom, research shows.