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.
29th June 2014
Ireland: Government to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 15
5:24 PM — The Irish government is seeking to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
11th June 2014
UK: Charity coalition calls for statuatory LGBT-inclusive sex education 6
12:56 PM — A coalition of charities and teachers' groups has called for LGBT-inclusive sex education lessons to be mandatory for all schools.
30th May 2014
CPS launches new drive against anti-LGBT bullying in schools 3
1:03 PM — A new campaign to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has been launched by the CPS.
24th May 2014
UKIP candidate who thinks it’s a tragedy Section 28 was repealed comes second in council election 32
4:54 PM — UKIP candidate Iain McLaughlan - who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed because gays want to destroy traditional families - has come second in a local election.
21st May 2014
Parents force Ofsted out of faith school for asking children about same-sex relationships 45
2:38 PM — Ofsted abandons the inspection of an Islamic primary school in Luton after parents complain that officials were asking students about their views on gay people.
12th May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Anti-gay bullying is always unacceptable and totally wrong’ 41
4:56 PM — Justin Welby says he is committed to tackling homophobic bullying but admits the Church of England “has to learn” from its historical hostility towards same-sex relationships.
Over 700 Stonewall supporters take to Brighton streets for Equality Walk 1
12:31 PM — More than 700 supporters of the leading gay rights charity Stonewall, took to the streets of Brighton on Sunday for its eleventh annual equality Walk.
10th May 2014
UK: NHS boards attacked by religious groups after urging for gay-inclusive sex education 23
1:54 PM — NHS boards in Scotland have been attacked by religious groups, after lobbying ministers to weaken the ability to opt out of sex education.
30th April 2014
US: South Carolina campaign aims to educate about anti-gay bullying in schools 2
8:32 PM — A new campaign has launched in the US state of South Carolina, aiming to provide resources on anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
23rd April 2014
UK Government: ‘Schools should not promote any sexual orientation’ 18
6:38 PM — The government has reiterated its warning against schools introducing Section 28-style policies targeting the "promotion" of homosexuality by saying they should not promote any type of sexual orientation in the classroom.
22nd April 2014
UK: Governor of Islamic school criticises Ofsted for asking: ‘If a child is gay, what would you do?’ 54
1:29 PM — The governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot has criticised Ofsted for asking how staff would handle a gay child.
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.