Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: TIE Campaign

Councils must record homophobic bullying, say Scottish Lib Dems

Tavish Scott

  The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on local authorities to ensure that homophobic bullying is recorded accurately as new figures showed nearly half of Scottish councils do not hold records on incidents of homophobia in schools. While homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools appears to have fallen in recent years, with only 58 reported cases last year compared to 144 in 2011-12, it ...

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Catholic Church in Scotland supports tackling school-based homophobia

Scotland_catholics

  The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has indicated its support for tackling homophobia in Scottish schools, as the debate surrounding LGBTI inclusive education progresses. A spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland, speaking with the Sunday Herald in relation to the objectives of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to better equip teachers, stated: “The Church is working with the Catholic Head Teacher ...

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Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary

Justine Greening

Justine Greening, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has been appointed Education Secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet. Ms Greening, who revealed she was in a same-sex relationship during this year’s Pride event in London, will also serve as Minister for Women and Equalities. She becomes the first openly LGBTI minister to hold either the education or equalities portfolios, ...

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Religious leader calls for an end to homophobia in schools

Kelvin Holdsworth

  A Scottish Episcopal priest has called for an end to homophobia in schools and has publicly endorsed the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign. The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, the provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, has spoken of the need for fully inclusive education in Scotland’s schools. TIE has been campaigning for the Scottish Government to adopt ...

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SNP equality commitments draw mixed responses from campaigners

Nicola Sturgeon

  Campaigners have reacted to the Scottish National Party’s newly announced series of commitments on LGBTI equality, with some expressing support while others have criticised the proposals for not going far enough. The party has this week unveiled a series of reforms – including reviewing gender recognition laws, training police on hate crime investigation, introducing “refreshed, age-appropriate strategies and resources” ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

Pink Saltire

Scotland’s culture is so overwhelmingly positive towards LGBTI rights, and “enlightened” to the point that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are increasingly attracted to living here. So suggests report in the The National, published on Friday, which claims that findings show that over 30 percent of those identifying as LGB have come to Scotland from elsewhere. The report draws on ...

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RISE backs radical pro LGBTI motions

RISE Scotland

The first annual conference of RISE, passed three major pioneering policy motions on LGBTI+ rights and education. RISE, Scotland’s new Left Alliance cross party platform, passed on Saturday the first two unanimously and the third with an overwhelming majority. The first motion, put forward by Stuart Cooper, RISE, in support of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, calls for ...

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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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TIE: John Naples Campbell Discusses LGBTI+ Education

John Naples-Campbell

  It has been fifteen years since the repeal of Section 28 in our Scottish schools, and across the country students are still facing homophobic and transphobic bullying in their learning communities. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), a campaign created by Jordan Daly and Liam Stevenson, heads into the Scottish Parliament later this month to give evidence and to discuss their ...

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TIE Co-Founder: Why this campaign means the world to me

Liam Stevenson, TIE co-founder

Eleven months may be a short period of time – but, since last November, I’ve undergone a lot of changes and grown as a human being. The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign is one that you may have heard of but the story behind my continued involvement, and the journey that I’ve been on whilst steering TIE forward is one that ...

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