20th March 2014
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
28th February 2014
UK: Groundbreaking LGBT inclusive sex education guidance launched by leading charities 1
4:53 PM — New sex education guidance, with a greater LGBT emphasis, has been welcomed by campaigners and Schools Minister Lord Nash.
27th February 2014
Comment: Young LGBT people need greater support on issues around sex and relationships 6
6:43 PM — Meghan Lewis from the WiSE Project writes for PinkNews on how LGBT young people need greater support when it comes to making decisions about sex and relationships.
3rd February 2014
Australia: Author who is ‘against gay sex education’ will lead curriculum review 22
6:16 PM — The Australian Government has appointed an author who criticised schools for teaching about "decidedly unnatural" gay issues in a positive light to head a national review of education.
30th January 2014
Terrence Higgins Trust: The government must stop dragging its feet on sex education 2
2:09 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has expressed its disappointment at the House of Lords and of government for failing to make sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in all schools.
29th January 2014
National AIDS Trust: Making sex education optional hampers the fight against HIV 3
5:08 PM — Tom Perry from the National AIDS Trust says Tuesday's House of Lords vote against compulsory sex education represents a missed opportunity in the fight against HIV.
UK Government rejects Labour sex education amendment as unnecessary 6
2:31 PM — An amendment that failed to be carried in the Lords in favour of making sex and relationship education compulsory at all ages was dismissed by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
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.
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
17th November 2013
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 24
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.
7th October 2013
Gay Labour MP Stephen Twigg sacked as Shadow Education Secretary 4
4:38 PM — Stephen Twigg, one of the country’s most senior gay politicians, has been sacked in today’s reshuffle of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet.
2nd October 2013
Interview: London Assembly Labour member Tom Copley on Boris, Tories and better sex ed 2
5:01 PM — Tom Copley became the youngest person ever to join the London Assembly when he was elected as a Labour member in 2012. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, the City Hall Labour housing spokesperson talks the Tories, Russia, holding Boris to account, and the need for better sex and relationship education in schools.
12th September 2013
Nick Clegg: Outdated sex education represents a danger to our children 13
3:02 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he's "very concerned" by last month's revelations of several schools having Section 28-style language in their sex education policies and he believes poor sex education represents a danger to children.
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.
Comment: Porn or better sex education? 35
5:48 PM — The chief executive of Brook writes for PinkNews on why ministers should be focussing more time on providing LGBT inclusive sex education rather than just filtering access to online pornography.
20th August 2013
Tory Commons Education Committee Chair calls for updated guidance on Section 28 11
11:52 AM — Commons Education Committee Chairman Graham Stuart has called for updated guidelines following revelations scores of schools have polices in place targeting the “promotion” of homosexuality.
19th August 2013
BHA identifies 45 schools that continue to have Section 28-like policies 14
6:02 PM — The British Humanist Association says it has identified at least 45 schools that either replicate language banning the “promotion” of homosexuality in the classroom or are “unhelpfully vague on the issue.”
18th August 2013
Outcry over free schools’ Section 28-style ban on ‘promoting homosexuality’ reveals more with policy 32
12:54 AM — Following reports that free schools have introduced Section 28-style language into their sex education policies, there has been an outcry from LGBT rights groups who have said the policies are of "major concern", and other schools with similar policies have been revealed.
6th August 2013
Australian activists criticise draft sex education curriculum for failing to mention anti-gay bullying and HIV 5
4:01 PM — A draft national curriculum which fails to include information on challenging homophobic bullying and sexually transmitted infections has been criticised by campaigners in Australia.