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.
24th April 2012
Comment: Acting on homophobia with Pink Triangle Theatre 2
2:43 PM — Paul Burgess, founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, writes about the group's work tackling homophobia in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, theatres and prisons.
17th April 2012
Teacher who took gay student out of pageant ‘temporarily removed from campus’ 14
10:42 AM — A Californian vice principal who removed a gay student from a school pageant for veering off-script and saying he wanted to marry a man has been temporarily removed from his campus while the student in question has backed the educator.
16th April 2012
Saudi Arabia: Schools ‘ban tomboys and gays’ 51
10:17 AM — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned gays and tomboys from its schools citing efforts to tackle the two 'phenomena'.
5th April 2012
School district will let student wear anti-homophobia t-shirt on Day of Silence 15
3:19 PM — A high school student in Cincinnati, Ohio will not be barred from wearing an anti-homophobia t-shirt on the National Day of Silence this year while a law suit proceeds.
12th March 2012
Current guidance ‘could let schools promote bigotry’ 4
2:46 PM — Classroom equality campaigners Schools Out have said today that the state of current rules on anti-gay materials means schools may be given "a licence to promote bigotry".
8th March 2012
Utah senate votes to stop discussion of homosexuality in schools 33
12:42 PM — Utah's state legislature has passed a bill this week making sex education lessons optional and prohibiting the discussion of homosexuality or instructions on how to use contraception.
6th March 2012
TUC: Some texts ‘almost impossible’ to teach without gay discrimination 16
12:13 PM — The TUC has called on the government to issue clearer guidance on anti-gay texts in schools, saying there are some materials which it may not be possible to teach without disadvantaging gay students.
29th February 2012
Debate on anti-gay texts in schools reaches Lords 40
12:58 PM — The questions about whether and in what way children can be shown anti-gay texts in schools continued with an exchange in the House of Lords yesterday.
22nd February 2012
Comment: It’s time to put vulnerable people ahead of religious interests, Mr Gove 30
10:32 AM — For at least five years, no decision-maker in education could fail to be aware of the epidemic proportions of homophobic bullying in UK schools, Adrian Tippetts writes, and now it is time for serious action.
10th February 2012
Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part one)
1:52 PM — The first in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens.
9th February 2012
Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part two)
2:35 PM — The second in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens. Read part one here.
2nd September 2011
Alabama school backs down over student’s gay rights t-shirt 475
5:33 PM — A school in the US state of Alabama has backed down after telling a student she could not wear a gay rights t-shirt. Sara Couvillon, a student at Hoover High School in Birmingham, threatened school officials with legal action when she was told not to wear the shirt for her own safety.
25th August 2011
Murakami novel dropped from reading list for lesbian sex mention 26
3:50 PM — Norwegian Wood, which has sold over 12 million copies internationally, was dropped after parents complained about a female character's reference to sex with a 13 year old girl.
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.
18th August 2011
Florida teacher suspended for Facebook anti-gay remarks 69
3:49 PM — A Florida teacher who wrote on Facebook that he "almost threw up" when New York legalised gay marriage has been suspended. Jerry Buell, a social studies teacher at Mount Dora High School, also wrote that gay marriages were a "cesspool" and a "sin".
17th August 2011
Gay rights group sues Missouri school district over website blocks 7
1:53 PM — A school district in Missouri, US, is being sued by a gay rights group for restricting access to informative gay websites. Camdenton R-III School District is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union, which says that the district has ignored warnings that its actions are unconstitutional.
18th July 2011
Gay controversy opera goes ahead 5
3:16 PM — A community opera which was nearly derailed in a row over a gay character has gone ahead in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Beached, written by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall, was almost cancelled after a primary school's headteacher complained about language in some scenes.
15th July 2011
‘More teacher training’ needed to tackle homophobic bullying 17
11:00 AM — Teachers should be given more training to deal with anti-gay bullying, the House of Lords heard yesterday. The House also heard that Ofsted should inspect the manner in which schools tackle the issue.