9th September 2014
Leading teaching unions demand statutory PSHE 3
5:01 PM — Three major teaching unions – NUT, ATL and NAHT – have announced their support for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
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.
Stonewall conference launches Teachers’ Report into homophobic bullying 3
6:59 PM — Stonewall has published a report showing the extent of homophobic bullying in schools, at the charity’s latest Education for All conference, held for teachers and students on Friday.
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.
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.
2nd June 2014
Catholic school teachers resign, rather than sign anti-gay clause 25
4:13 PM — Cincinnati Catholic teachers have chosen to resign, rather than sign a new contract containing a clause banning public support for LGBT people.
22nd April 2014
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.
12th April 2014
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
7th April 2014
US: Gay rights group opposes teachers’ tenure protection cut
11:55 AM — A leading gay rights group in the US state of Kansas has come out in opposition of a bill which could strip teachers of their tenure protection.
27th March 2014
Survey: Two thirds of teachers ‘not ready’ to teach same-sex marriage 17
7:05 PM — Two-thirds of teachers say they are not adequately prepared to begin teaching about same-sex marriage, despite weddings starting this weekend.
18th November 2013
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.
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.
21st August 2013
UK Government removes gender identity in new draft National Curriculum 8
3:14 PM — Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Department for Education’s decision to remove gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools.
11th July 2013
Ireland: LGBT campaigners welcome anti-homophobic bullying government report 3
1:42 PM — Campaigners in Ireland have welcomed calls by a government child protection adviser to improve the way schools deal with homophobic bullying and also for legal recognition of same-sex parents.
5th July 2013
Association of Teachers and Lecturers says free schools will make it harder to fight homophobia 7
4:45 PM — Discrimination is becoming harder to challenge as more schools become academies and free schools independent of local control, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned.
4th July 2013
Lord Dear introduces ‘belief in traditional marriage’ amendment to same-sex marriage bill 43
6:38 PM — Lord Dear has introduced a new amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which could prove fatal to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales by defining marriage as between one man and one woman.