21st January 2013
Peter Tatchell: The UK should look at lowering the age of consent to 14 128
6:59 PM — Peter Tatchell sets out reasons why consideration should be given to reducing the age of consent - providing it is accompanied by earlier, better quality sex and relationship education:
Video: Anti-abortion UK activist says ‘homosexuals are promiscuous’ and equal marriage will ‘confuse’ children 83
1:23 PM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says the teaching of equal marriage in schools would lead to the “promotion” of gay lifestyles.
17th January 2013
University of Tennessee considers offering gender neutral housing 10
7:43 PM — The University of Tennessee is considering offering gender neutral dorms to students.
10th January 2013
Comment: The truth about being a gay 16-year-old at an all boys boarding school 164
12:10 PM — 16-year-old Olly Hudson writes for PinkNews.co.uk about his experiences of being gay at a private all boys boarding school in the UK. He despairs at the homophobic environment and the lack of acknowledgement by the school that homosexuality even exists
31st December 2012
Welsh local authorities criticised for failing to record anti-gay school bullying 2
10:28 AM — The leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood says there needs to be greater consistency in the way homophobic school bullying is recorded by local authorities in Wales.
21st December 2012
Tory MP David Davies questions if same-sex marriage will lead to children being taught about anal sex 102
11:36 PM — Conservative opponent of marriage equality David Davies has said his concerns focus around sex education and how children might be taught the mechanics of gay sex.
20th December 2012
Canadian gay teacher suspended after showing class draq queen Christmas video 53
2:07 PM — A gay teacher in Canada has been suspended after showing a class aged between nine and ten a video of draq queens lip-synching to a Bette Middler song.
19th December 2012
UK: Primary school writes to parents to explain that their child’s teacher will be changing gender 60
5:14 PM — A Church of England primary school has written to parents to explain that their children's teacher will be changing genders from male to female.
13th December 2012
Baroness Warsi: ‘do churches need legal support’ in case of equal marriage ‘challenges’? 43
11:58 AM — In a letter voicing her concerns with recently announced plans to bring forward legislation to allow marriage equality, Sayeeda Warsi has warned of potential "unintended consequences" if the law were to change.
22nd September 2012
David Laws: Coming out as gay earlier would have ‘made my life a lot easier and happier’ 26
11:51 AM — Education Minister David Laws has said that coming out earlier, rather than being forced to out himself by the newspapers would have made "my life a lot easier and happier — and that of those close to me."
12th July 2012
Lesbian music teacher ‘highly commended’ in national teaching awards 13
1:16 PM — Lesbian music teacher Elly Barnes has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the annual awards ceremony held by the Times Educational Supplement for her work promoting LGBT issues in schools.
9th July 2012
Scotland: Schools research shows gay students facing homophobia 5
3:40 PM — Pioneering research into Scottish schools reveals homophobic bullying is ‘a daily nightmare’ for over half of Scotland’s school pupils, while a quarter of young gay Scots attempt suicide.
6th July 2012
Essex: Head praises ‘greatly loved’ trans teacher 17
9:18 AM — A transgender teacher has been praised for her courage and popularity by staff and pupils at a secondary school in Essex ahead of her transition this summer.
5th July 2012
Report: 99 percent of gay pupils hear homophobic language in school 31
12:43 PM — A report launched today has found that 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Britain’s secondary schools experience homophobic bullying, while 99 percent hear the word 'gay' being used disparagingly at their schools.
Comment: More inclusive media would help tackle homophobic bullying in schools 9
11:03 AM — A recent report by Ofsted ‘No place for bullying’ found that the least effective schools at tackling bullying were the ones which did not effectively develop pupils’ understanding about diversity, or help them empathise with each other to the fullest extent.
25th May 2012
Stonewall report investigates homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools 30
5:56 PM — Stonewall have announced a major report investigating the scale of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools, to be released at the ‘Education for All conference’ on 5th July.
2nd May 2012
Anti-bullying charity reports 95 percent success in improving pupils’ LGBT views 10
1:44 PM — Diversity Role Models, a charity launched last year to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, announced today 94.5 percent of students who took part in a workshop with a positive role model said they would treat LGBT people better as a result.
1st May 2012
Catholic group: Objections to anti-gay marriage petition in schools are ‘sinister and illogical’ 68
3:41 PM — A religious group unofficially representing the Catholic Church in the media has said questions over the legality of promoting the Coalition for Marriage anti-equality petition to schoolchildren are 'illogical and sinister'.
27th April 2012
Editorial: Catholic schools anti-gay petition scandal shows faith school system must be overhauled 38
7:03 PM — Wednesday's revelation by PinkNews.co.uk that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools to promote anti-gay petitions to children as young as 11 has clearly demonstrated that there is the need for a root and branch review of the way that state funded schools tackle homosexuality and transgender identities.
25th April 2012
Exclusive: Catholic school ‘urged pupils as young as 11 to sign anti-gay marriage petition’ 656
12:47 PM — Students at a Catholic state school in south London have been shown a presentation on religious opposition to the government's proposal to allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies which, it is claimed, encouraged them to sign the Coalition for Marriage's petition against the move.