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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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Scotland must end homophobia in schools say campaigners

TIE Campaign

Campaigners demand Holyrood take action to an end to school homophobia, bullying, sexism and bigotry which has become a “national disgrace.” The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign will ask the key Public Petitions Committee of Holyrood to ensure that Scotland’s schools foster a nurturing and inclusive environment which would eradicate hate and prejudice directed at LGBTI+ youth. The campaign ...

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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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The Smith Commission: Implications for LGBTI equality in education

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The Smith Commission published it’s long-awaited report today into the devolution of further responsibilities to the Scottish Parliament. The Humanist Society Scotland issued an official response in which we broadly welcomed further devolution, and the proposed measures to make the Scottish Parliament a permanent feature of the UK constitutional settlement. As a campaigning organisation with equality at the heart of ...

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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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Colin MacFarlane: We’ve got to tackle LGBT bullying in Scotland

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Colin MacFarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland, talks to KaleidoScot and calls upon a concerted action to tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report published by his organisation that reveals how teachers feel unable to act to prevent it. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in ...

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Cross Scotland call to tackle school homophobia

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

Civic organisations and politicians across Scotland have called for a concerted action to tackle homophobic bullying in school following a report published by Stonewall Scotland. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff ...

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Report – Scotland’s schools fail to tackle homophobic bullying

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff (89 per cent) and more than four in five secondary school staff (83 per cent) have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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Does sports education contribute to homophobia?

Homophobia in sports education

A new Australian research revealed that four out of five school students have experienced casual homophobia in Physical Education (PE) lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities directly contributing to depression and anxiety among victims. The research findings of the study by Melbourne’s Victoria University, in conjunction with Australian mental health charity Beyondblue ...

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