Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: Anti-Bullying Week

Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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LGBTI icon Michelle Visage brings heartfelt message to Glasgow

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      LGBTI icon Michelle Visage often displays the extent of her passion and commitment to combat prejudice and bullying. She showed this and much more when I met her with my son and daughter in Glasgow last weekend. Her visit was touching. My son has experienced homophobic bullying and I have struggled with my own self-acceptance. Michelle’s unique ...

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Stonewall Scotland promotes anti-bullying message

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    Stonewall Scotland, the LGBT equality charity, has released new research by YouGov today, showing that while offensive comments are frequently made about LGBT people very few people step in to challenge these slurs. The research has been published ahead of Anti-Bullying Week. The charity has been quick to emphasise the damage that even casual homophobia, biphobia and transphobia ...

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Why Shane Ritchie’s “gay joke” is no laughing matter

According to reports the Eastenders actor Shane Ritchie used the phrase ‘Hurry up! Last person in is a gay!’ When entering a lift behind the scenes at the BBC’s Children in Need appeal on Friday Night. Members of the reunited pop group S Club Seven were with him and rightly took offence at his ‘joke’ and refused to appear in ...

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