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Telford college launch LGBT video

Edinburgh’s Telford College is shining a light on homophobia and bullying today through the launch of a film from the LGBT society.

Featuring students and members of staff, the video focuses on personal experience, tackling hard-hitting issues such as suicide and self harm, while promoting acceptance and tolerance. Continue reading Telford college launch LGBT video

Homophobia in schools: the last taboo

“I’ve been stabbed because of my sexuality.”

This pupil is one of thousands of victims of homophobic bullying in schools across the UK. Almost two thirds of young people, in the gay community, experience bullying in secondary schools. The charitable organisation Stonewall, which lends support to the gay community, found that homophobic bullying, after taunting because of weight, is the most frequent form of abuse in secondary schools. It is three times more prevalent than bullying due to religion or ethnicity. Unfortunately, a culture of homophobia exists in many school environments and this creates problems for young people trying to come to terms with their sexuality.

Previous poster campaign by Stonewall. Image courtesy of Stonewall.org.uk

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