Stand Up 2016 week Starts In Ireland


Now in its seventh year, Stand Up Week runs this week from Nov 14 – 18. 25% of post primary schools in Ireland participated last year making it one of the most important anti-bullying initiatives in the post primary school calendar. The Minister and BeLonG To are calling on even more post primary schools to participate this year to help address …

The Proud Trust Launches BHM 2016 Resource


Manchester based The Proud Trust has a Black History Month resource for 2016 focusing on recognising and challenging prejudice within our communities and on encouraging young people to see their collective responsibility and potential for helping to create spaces where all people feel welcome, respected and valued. The resource features a mix of fun and simple activities to help explore complex …

Half of teachers ‘didn’t read’ government guidance on LGBT-inclusive education


(from Pink News) A report from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign has exposed the devastating impact of homophobic bullying. As pressure mounts for LGBT issues to be taught in all Scottish schools. the TIE campaign this week launched a report highlighting high rates of bullying, attempted suicide, self-harm and mental health issues among LGBT young people.   Of the 169 LGBT pupils and former …

Culture of Classroom Silence over Homophobia in Scottish Schools


MOST Scottish teachers have never used or even heard of government material designed to tackle homophobia in schools. A survey by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign of almost 500 teachers found that the majority of them didn’t know about, or had not used, the Scottish Government’s latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) guidance. TIE wants LGBTI issues …

ABA: Disabled young people that identify as LGBT+ bullied and silenced in our schools


“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT bullying is widespread in UK …

It’s the final countdown


At least, it feels that way. The list of things to do is getting shorter at the same rate as the list of things to take with us to various venues grows! Meanwhile the creases are being ironed out of various impending snags and we’re on track for a fabulous weekend. Thursday 11th February is when it really starts to take hold …

Stuart Milk on Continuing his Uncle’s Legacy and the Importance of Teaching LGBT History


Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San Francisco in 1978. In that …

Schools Practise One Third of Tatchell’s Twelve Types of LGBT Discrimination


With a General Election due next year, Peter Tatchell has laid out his LGBTI manifesto for any incoming government to address. While acknowledging the improvements in our rights since 1999, Tatchell highlights 12 examples of discrimination regarding LGBTI people. Furthermore, 4 out of the 12 examples concern what happens in our schools. The 12 examples are: The continuance of unchallenged …

Frida Kahlo’s photo album: Up close and personal


Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo’s photo album. Dinner parties at Frida and Diego’s, rigging up a contraption so she can paint in bed after an accident, recuperating at home with her tiny dog … here are the most personal moments of Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life, taken by her father and her friends