28th January 2014
House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools 39
8:34 PM — The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.
5th December 2013
Ofsted condemn north London school for failing to take anti-gay bullying ‘seriously’ 5
1:17 PM — The board of governors at a north London school have stepped down following damning criticism by Ofsted that staff failed to deal sufficiently with homophobic and racist bullying.
26th November 2013
Welsh First Minister promises action against ‘totally unacceptable’ anti-gay language 1
6:24 PM — First Minister Carwyn Jones has thrown his support behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in Wales’ schools, branding homophobic language as “totally unacceptable”.
21st November 2013
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Absolutely right’ of the government to tackle LGBT bullying 1
5:55 PM — Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, has welcomed a new government initiative to tackle LGBT bullying in secondary schools.
18th November 2013
Comment: Young people tell us the age of consent should stay at 16 8
5:44 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, Simon Blake, the CEO of Brook, says most youngsters believe the age of consent should not be lowered.
Barnardo’s: 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying 6
1:24 PM — Barnardo’s has called on schools across Wales to make sure they are implementing anti-bullying polices after a survey showed 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying.
Stonewall launches ‘Gay. Let’s get over it’ anti-homophobic bullying campaign 13
12:11 PM — Stonewall has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools, with the slogan “Gay. Let’s get over it”.
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
17th November 2013
Will Young: Educating teachers on homophobic language is a ‘priority’ 3
2:25 PM — Singer Will Young has claimed that schools are still not doing enough to curb children's use of "gay" as an insult, saying that teachers should be the "priority" when it comes to educating what counts as homophobic language.
15th November 2013
Youth Parliament debates need for ‘zero tolerance’ of homophobic bullying 2
6:03 PM — Members of the Youth Parliament have debated the scourge of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
11th November 2013
LGBT community urged to mark 10-year repeal of Section 28 by wearing pink 4
3:59 PM — To commemorate 10 years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, campaigners are asking people all over the UK to wear pink “against prejudice” on Monday 18 November.
18th October 2013
US: Republican politician brands school ‘failure’ due to students supporting Spirit Day 12
6:56 PM — A state representative in Missouri has called a school a "failure" on Twitter after seeing pupils wearing T-shirts promoting “harmony” between gay and straight people.
26th September 2013
Scottish Parliament told that parents should be able to withdraw kids from equal marriage lessons 31
5:49 PM — MSPs scrutinising the impact of the Scottish Government's Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill have been told that parents should have the right to withdraw children from classes where same-sex marriage is discussed.
19th September 2013
Russia: LGBT teachers forced out of schools because of their sexuality 14
2:49 PM — Two LGBT teachers in Russia were forced out of the schools where they worked because of their sexuality, it has been alleged.
29th August 2013
Australia: Tony Abbott makes campaign pitch at school that calls homosexuality an ‘abomination’ 29
3:03 PM — Australia’s opposition leader, who is vying to become the country’s next prime minister, has visited a Christian school that believes homosexuality is an “abomination”.
21st August 2013
Comment: We must guard against the return of Section 28 6
7:01 PM — LGBT Labour co-chair James Asser says "attempts at reinstating Section 28 by the back door must be quashed" and he's calling on Prime Minister David Cameron and Education Secretary Michael Gove to act.
Alice Arnold: ‘Britain’s homophobia needs to be tackled before Russia’s’ 47
12:03 PM — Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says “Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia's.”
Stonewall Cymru welcomes investigation by Welsh Government into Section 28 school concerns
10:56 AM — Stonewall Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to investigate claims that two schools in Wales have sought to ban the promotion of homosexuality.
20th August 2013
BHA: UK Government must ‘urgently update’ sex education policies over Section 28 fears 22
5:11 PM — The British Humanist Association has cautiously welcomed the Department for Education's decision to investigate claims that more than 40 schools have polices in place reminiscent of Section 28 legislation.