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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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Terrence Higgins Trust condemns government decision on Sex and Relationships Education

Already two months later than expected, having promised to comment by the end of last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has ignored countless reports, evidence and calls – most notably from the Education Select Committee – to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory. Instead, the government has […]

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Make a Noise about bullying this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week is back again from the 16-20th November and this year, the Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) want your help to Make a Noise about bullying. There are so many ways you can get involved from wearing the official Make a Noise about bullying wristbands, sharing videos of you and your friends and students making a […]

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Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

Ruth Hunt

Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed in the top 10. Bournemouth Borough Council has developed specific guidance on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in schools called Stop and Think –Words Can Hurt. An anti-bullying pamphlet for young people was also […]

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‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged to tweet their support using #NoBystanders Stonewall, working with celebrities, workplaces and schools, is calling on individuals and organisations to tackle abusive language this Anti-Bullying Week by supporting the NoBystanders campaign. The campaign has already […]

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Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and ensure that not a single child’s school days are blighted by bullying, as mine were’ Anti-bullying champion Gareth Thomas, the 100-times capped former Wales skipper, now leads Prospero Teaching’s Balls to Bullying campaign. He visits schools nationwide to […]

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DfE tweet causes confusion and debate over LGBT issues in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) have fallen foul of a very modern curse – the misunderstood tweet! The department tweeted that it was ‘nonsense to say that schools must teach gay rights’. The tweet gathered an instant virtual riot against it, stating that the DfE were showing complete disregard for the importance of teaching LGBT […]

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Anti-bullying Week 2013

This Anti-Bullying Week we call on children and young people to take the lead on creating a future without bullying – using new technologies to promote positive communication rather than being held back by cyberbullying #ABW2013.  If you are a school, college or education provider and you want to receive regular updates on the week, sign up to […]

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Stonewall launches campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia ‘once and for all’

Stonewall has launched a national campaign to tackle endemic levels of homophobia in Britain’s workplaces. Featuring two people at work, the campaign states clearly that: ‘One is gay. If that bothers people, our work continues’. The campaign comes in response to YouGov polling which shows that in the last five years 2.4m people of working […]

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More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week starts on 6th March

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to […]

Review: Wonderland at New Theatre Oxford

Wonderland is at New Theatre Oxford until 25th February.

Sam Bennett In Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, Alice (Rachael Wooding) lives in “the real world”. She’s 40 and her husband has […]

Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal […]

Royal Vauxhall Tavern granted sui generis status

Following a huge effort from RVT Future and the wider LGBTQ+ community last summer – including the submission of 600+ […]

Rainbow flags raised across the UK

Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and […]

Lloyds named best employer for LGBT+

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity […]