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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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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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Swansea University

Swansea University is set in rolling parkland overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. From stunning coastal scenery to tranquil parks, a thriving cultural scene to the best of modern city living, Swansea offers the best of all worlds. Founded in 1920, Swansea is a research led University, with a community that thrives on exploration […]

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Reading Pride ready to rock the town this weekend

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since the first Festival, attendance has […]

The full line up for Reading Pride has been announced !

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From multi-platinum and gold selling artist Sam and the Womp and Eurovision finalists Joe and Jake to the likes of […]

The Pink Festival

During the first weekend of September, The Pink Festival will be headlined by Andy Bell – best known as the […]

Christian Voice slams Tom Daley and Caster Semenya

Openly homophobic UK ‘prayer group’ Christian Voice has found itself back in the news after a long absence by stating […]

Kiss-in welcomed by Sainsbury’s

A branch of Sainsbury’s in London has been the location of a mass-protest in response to a gay couple being […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride returns for an 8th year

Swindon Pride was launched in 2008, with the first ever Pride festival being held in the town. In 2009, the […]