Friday , 22 February 2019

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TIE Campaign: the time for serious educational reform is now

TIE Campaign in Glasgow

In 2012, Stonewall Scotland uncovered some disturbing statistics relating to the experiences of LGBTI+ youth in Scottish schools. Based on responses, they found that 54% of LGBTI+ pupils in Scotland who have experienced homophobic bullying are regularly self harming – and, further, 26% (1 in 4) have attempted suicide. Of course, we’ll never find out how many kids have taken their own lives on grounds ...

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TIE Campaign: Report shows LGBTI issues vital to Scottish education

TIE Campaign

The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign says a report published today on LGBT inequality in Scotland highlights need for LGBT+ inclusive education to be statutory across all Scottish schools. Following The Scottish LGBT Equality Report revealing widespread discrimination and prejudices against LGBT people in Scotland, the TIE campaign said Scotland must urgently embark on legal and educational reforms. The ...

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Campaign launched for LGBTI education in all Scottish schools

TIE Campaign

A new campaign for LGBTI education as a statutory right in the curriculum of Scottish schools has been launched to tackle homophobic attitudes among young people and to increase the confidence of the LGBTI community. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is asking members of the public to sign a Scottish Parliament public petition to convince politicians to support the proposal ...

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LGBTI people ‘at heart of Conservative manifesto’?

Scottish Conservative Party

The Conservative Party’s manifesto, while not including large sections on LGBTI rights as others have done, makes some very definite commitments to LGBTI equality. While other parties have gone as far as publishing dinstinct LGBTI manifestos, the Conservatives believe they have no need to do this. The LGBTory website states: “The Conservative Party has put LGBT people at the heart ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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LGBT Youth Scotland: RSHP guidelines – a welcomed improvement

LGBT Youth Scotland

Today saw the publication of the much anticipated Scottish Government guidance for Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Schools.   The new guidance has greatly improved the previous version from 2001; explicitly outlining the needs and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender young people in Schools, which is a greatly welcomed improvement. There is still much discussion to be ...

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Jim Murphy: “We can’t rest until there is full equality”

KaleidoScot has invited the five candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership to share their respective visions for advancing LGBTI rights in Scotland, in our final interview with speak with Jim Murphy MP, who is vying for the leadership of the party. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Jim: Stonewall Scotland has ...

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‘Cautious welcome’ for RSHP guidance from Scottish humanists

Today the Scottish Government have published new guidance on the Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Education. The Humanist Society Scotland have issued a ‘cautious welcome’, you can see our full response here. Whilst I think there is much about this guidance to welcome, such as the guidance that schools should acknowledge ‘lesbian, gay and bisexual relationships in a ...

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Katy Clark: homophobia in schools is cause for concern

Our conversations with the candidates for Scottish Labour leader and deputy leader continue. Today Ayrshire MP Katy Clark tells us why she believes the Deputy leader should be a Westminster MP and how she hopes to work to create a more tolerant society. KaleidoScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Katy: Levels of homophobia, ...

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Church RSHPE opt-out proposal criticised

The Scottish Government will be publishing its new guidelines on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHPE) for young people in Scottish schools within the next few days. The Scottish Government describes RSHPE as “an integral part of the health and wellbeing area of the schools curriculum in Scotland”, which aims to ensure that “children and young people gain knowledge ...

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