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Teachers take on homophobia

by Michael Dance
Issue No. 2432

Around 60 delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) LGBT conference discussed challenging homophobia in schools last Saturday. 

The  conference celebrated the gains on LGBT rights in education and in society as a whole. 

But it also discussed opposing the growth of the right in Europe and the electoral gains by Ukip. 

A motion was passed to go to NUT conference next Easter. 

It creates a manifesto of progressive demands for a new government to eliminate homophobia in our schools.

Students from an east London secondary school spoke inspiringly about building LGBT History Month in February.

They said it had changed the culture of the school. And they added that homophobic language among students had become “uncool”.

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Tue 2 Dec 2014, 15:38 GMT
Issue No. 2432
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