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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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The Open University recognised for its ‘outstanding’ impact on diversity

The Open University has received two Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015 – Diverse Education Company and Diversity Champion for education. The Open University has been commended for its significant impact on diversity and inclusion in the education sector, collecting two awards at the prestigious Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015. The Open University picked […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Exciting. Rewarding. Fulfilling. your kind of career? The Royal Navy is one of the world’s most versatile fighting forces. Above and below the waves, on land and in the air, we represent and defend the UK’s interests at home and abroad. However, we deliver more than just military power; we help police the world’s […]

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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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Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.   The new project is innovative within the higher education sector and will draw on current effective practice across the University to develop a guide for colleagues seeking to embed LGBTQ […]

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Help Make School Days, the Best Days of LGBT Young People’s Lives

School days can be hard for any young person, but for LGBT young people, school can be one of the worst times of their lives. They often struggle to find someone to confide in, and a good teacher may be the only person they can turn to. As a teacher, you can really make a […]

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Avon Fire talks to students about safety messages

Avon Fire talks to students about safety messages A staggering two thirds of second, third and fourth year university students recently surveyed said they, or somebody they knew, had experience of a fire or of setting off a smoke alarm while at university. More than half of all house fires start in the kitchen, and […]

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TUC launches new guide to combat homophobia at work

The TUC has today (Monday) launched a new guide for union reps on how to combat homophobia in the workplace. The guide, LGBT Equality at Work, provides legal tips for challenging harassment at work and practical advice on how unions can best represent their LGBT members. LGBT Equality at Work offers guidance on a range […]

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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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Announcing The Schools OUT National Conference

The Schools OUT National Conference for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month will take place on February 2nd 2013 at the University of Manchester from 9.30am to 5pm, as part of a wider festival of activities for LGBT History Month. The aim of the Conference is to enable all educators, (from primary to HE), […]

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Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

  Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first […]

Kirsty Logan wins the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for The Rental Heart

Glasgow-based author Kirsty Logan has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for her critically acclaimed debut short story […]

Battersea’s eagerly awaited Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball, proudly supported by Henry Wiltshire International, returns with […]

Whose Pride is it?

  A public meeting Wednesday 23 September, 6.30-8.00pm Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS (tube: Tottenham Court Road […]

Want to make a difference in your community?

Why not become a Special Constable Bedfordshire Police has ambitions to double the size of its Special Constabulary by spring […]

Victory for community as UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub becomes a listed building

  LGBTQ pub, today became a listed building! The RVT is the first building in the country listed for its […]