Education

Teaching kids about LGBT+ sex and relationships at home is important, whether or not they are learning about it at school. (Envato) As the UK enters another national lockdown, the pandemic is continuing to cause disruption to many children, particularly when it comes to LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships education. Last week, Boris Johnson announced that
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The Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC. (Getty/ The Washington Post/ Marvin Joseph) A woman has pleaded guilty to threatening to bomb a Catholic school, killing children, teachers and nuns, because it supports its LGBT+ alumni. In May 2019, sister Mary Berchmans, president emerita of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, announced in
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Stornoway Harbour, Western Isles. (Getty/ Tim Graham) Councillors in the Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland, have rejected LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education in favour of Roman Catholic teaching. The Western Isles council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, overwhelmingly voted this month in favour Roman Catholic teaching materials to be used in lessons on relationships,
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The school has faced strident criticism after it handed out a book to students that propagates harmful ideas about LGBT+ identities. (Envato Elements) A school in France is facing criticism after it allegedly made available to students a booklet promoting the harmful idea that homosexuality can be “overcome”. The Notre-Dame de Kerbertrand high school in
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US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. (Mark Wilson/Getty) The infamously anti-LGBT+ where Karen Pence is a teacher was “handed almost $1 million in federal funds” intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Karen Pence, the wife of US Vice President Mike Pence, teaches art at the conservative Immanuel Christian School in Virginia.
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A teenager threatened to shoot students at Wellington High School in New Zealand (Envato Elements) A high school in Wellington, New Zealand, was put into lockdown after police said a teenager threatened to shoot students. Wellington High School was plunged into lockdown on Thursday morning (26 November) after a “credible threat” was made on social
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Thomas Brennan was placed on administrative leave by Ferris State University (Facebook/Twitter) A Michigan university professor who tweeted “racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs” and dismissed COVID-19 as a “leftist stunt” has been placed on administrative leave. Thomas Brennan, an assistant physical science professor at the Ferris State University in Michigan, was placed on leave on
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Students walk across the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty) A toxic fraternity, which claims to be one of the oldest in America, is suing a chapter that admitted women and non-binary members for causing “irreparable harm” to its “image”. In 2016, Stephanie Stoneback was asked to pledge the fraternity Sigma
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Milton Hershey school was accused of forcing boys to watch conversion therapy videos (YouTube/Milton Hershey School) A student who claimed an elite school forced him to undergo conversion therapy after he was caught watching gay porn has been ordered to pay $800 of the school’s legal fees. Former student Adam Dobson claimed he was forced
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The mother believes the school treated her daughter’s relationship differently because she is gay (Pexels) A mother is threatening to sue an Indiana school district, claiming that her gay daughter was singled out by staff and subjected to “humiliating” homophobic bullying. Melissa Hart has filed a formal complaint against the administration of Charlestown High School,
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been blasted by LGBT+ activists for her rollbacks of trans protections. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Betsy DeVos, the US education secretary, should “butt out” of trans teens’ lives and the sports they play, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said Monday (21 September). The Democratic party lawmaker and business leader tore
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Protesters demonstrate against the LGBT-inclusive ‘No Outsiders’ programme in Birmingham last year (Christopher Furlong/Getty) Most people in Britain claim to be accepting of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, but around 40 per cent still don’t want their children to be told it’s acceptable. A survey by research company Kantar found that over 90 per cent
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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). (Oli Scarff/Getty) Students in a London School of Economics (LSE) freshers group chat reportedly hurled homophobic slurs at each other because they “thought it would be bants”. One soon-to-be LSE student in the group chat posted screenshots of anti-LGBT+ messages on Twitter, and wrote: “Not this
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The ‘genderbread person’ helps children to understand the differences between gender and anatomy (Genderbread.org) A high school has dropped an LGBT+ educational tool after a transphobic mother complained it was targeting “vulnerable children” like her own transgender son. The school in Australia showed 15-year-old students an image of the ‘genderbread person‘, a well-known teaching resource
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Barry Neufeld attacked the World Health Organisation for its position on transgender rights (YouTube/ CTV News) A controversial school trustee is under scrutiny for spreading disinformation in a Facebook post that linked the World Health Organization with transgender children. Barry Neufeld is an elected trustee for the Chilliwack School District in British Columbia, Canada. He
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Bisexual volleyball player and coach Brett Thompson has explained his reasons for coming out in response to a bigoted parent who questioned his suitability to teach. Thompson was head girls volleyball coach at West Salem High School in Wisconsin, the school he himself attended. In April 2018 he came out as bisexual after years of repressing
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