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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

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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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Bournemouth in top ten of Stonewall’s Education Equality Index for the first time

Bournemouth Borough Council has been ranked 9th in Stonewall’s 2013 Education Equality Index for preventing and tackling homophobic bullying in schools. The Council’s performance was measured by the assessment of three areas; the role of the local authority, working with schools and working with the local community. Their performance was compared to the other 41 […]

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Hampshire Constabulary LAGLOs supports national ‘It Gets Better’ police film

Two Hampshire Constabulary police officers joined lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues from across the country in a video for the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign. The film was released by the Association of Chief Police Officers and The College of Policing to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. It features the […]

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H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a […]

1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New […]

Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will […]

Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a […]

Gay Portsmouth asylum seeker detained

An Algerian man currently living in Portsmouth has been detained and is currently at an immigration removal centre after he […]

Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ […]