Education

Zander Moricz gave a powerful speech against ‘Don’t Say Gay’, without saying “gay”. (YouTube/ Liz Ballard) A gay Florida student gave an incredible graduation speech about his fight against the state’s horrific ‘Don’t Say Gay’ legislation – without saying gay. ‘Don’t Say Gay’, signed into law by Florida governor Ron DeSantis in March, forbids discussion of
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Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. (Facebook/ Wolfson College) A group of four students were victims of a suspected homophobic attack in Cambridge, which left one hospitalised. The four young people, students at the University of Cambridge’s Wolfson College, were attacked in the early hours of Wednesday (23 February), according to university newspaper Varsity. The attack
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Polish president Andrzej Duda. (Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) A “disastrous” bill that will “punish” LGBT+ youth by curbing access to teaching on queer issues has been passed by Poland’s lower house of parliament. In yet another attempt by the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) to stoke hostility against LGBT+ people, lawmakers rammed
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Republican Florida state senator and Baptist funeral director Dennis Baxley said discussing LGBT+ issues was “social engineering”. (Florida Senate) The Florida Senate education committee has passed SB 1834, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would ban discussions about LGBT+ identities in the classroom. The bill, introduced by Republican state senator and Baptist funeral director Dennis
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. (Rohan Thomson/Getty Images) Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has vowed to stop students from being expelled for their sexuality or gender identity by religious schools. In an unexpected turnaround, the right-wing leader who has long been upfront about his evangelical Christian faith, promised to stop faith-based schools from discriminating against
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An employment tribunal dismissed a case from a teacher who was sacked from New Christ Church Primary School in Reading over hateful behaviour. (Google street view) A primary school teacher who was sacked after calling colleagues “fat s***s” and “bloody lesbians” had her unfair dismissal claim thrown out in court. Iqbal Khanem was sacked for
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Lecturers, trade unionists and students march through central London. (Getty) A queer University College London (UCL) masters student explains why the university’s decision to cut ties with Stonewall is so hurtful. A few days ago, UCL became the first university to sever ties with Stonewall, the largest charity supporting LGBT+ rights in the UK. The
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Placard saying “Protect Trans kids” during the Trans march on the streets of Toronto during the Pride Month. (LightRocket via Getty/ Anatoliy Cherkasov/SOPA Images) Schools have been warned to protect student privacy after an attempt by a “gender critical” group in New Zealand to compile information on trans school kids. According to Stuff, an email
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Some local families think the high school play was cancelled after pastor Jeff Lyle “complained about a gay character”. (Facebook/ Jeff Lyle) An Ohio school play has been cancelled just one month before opening after a local pastor “complained about a gay character”. According to local news station WCPO, Hillsboro High School in Ohio was planning
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LGBT+ students were told to “die” in horrific graffiti. (Envato Elements) LGBT+ students were told to “die” in “appalling and terrifying” homophobic graffiti daubed over a Pride flag. Abusive slurs were scrawled on a white board that had a Pride flag projected onto it at Broadland High School in Norfolk, according to the North Norfolk News.
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The high school has postponed its Spirit Week after complaints from parents. (Envato) A Christian mother has written to her daughter’s school insisted that celebrating an “LGBT+ Support Day” would “incite hostility” among students. The “LGBT+ Support Day” was intended to be part of Spirit Week at Billings West High School in Montana, but one
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Nicholas Hewlett. (Screen capture via YouTube) A headmaster in Britain is set to make “education history” by coming out as gay during an online school assembly Monday (1 February) – and he knows he’s going to cry. Nicholas Hewlett, who leads St Dunstan’s College in the Catford neighbourhood of southeast London, said a conversation with a
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Stornoway Harbour, Western Isles. (Getty/ Tim Graham) Councillors in the Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland, have rejected LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education in favour of Roman Catholic teaching. The Western Isles council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, overwhelmingly voted this month in favour Roman Catholic teaching materials to be used in lessons on relationships,
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US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. (Mark Wilson/Getty) The infamously anti-LGBT+ where Karen Pence is a teacher was “handed almost $1 million in federal funds” intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Karen Pence, the wife of US Vice President Mike Pence, teaches art at the conservative Immanuel Christian School in Virginia.
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A teenager threatened to shoot students at Wellington High School in New Zealand (Envato Elements) A high school in Wellington, New Zealand, was put into lockdown after police said a teenager threatened to shoot students. Wellington High School was plunged into lockdown on Thursday morning (26 November) after a “credible threat” was made on social
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Thomas Brennan was placed on administrative leave by Ferris State University (Facebook/Twitter) A Michigan university professor who tweeted “racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs” and dismissed COVID-19 as a “leftist stunt” has been placed on administrative leave. Thomas Brennan, an assistant physical science professor at the Ferris State University in Michigan, was placed on leave on
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been blasted by LGBT+ activists for her rollbacks of trans protections. (Alex Wong/Getty) A trans teacher has set out what America needs from the Biden-Harris administration’s future education secretary: the polar opposite of Betsy DeVos. Since 2017, anti-LGBT+ Betsy DeVos has ruled over the US education system under
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Less than a third of secondary school students said their teachers challenged anti-LGBT+ language. (Envato) Almost half (46 per cent) of LGBT+ school students in England do not feel safe to be themselves at school, a study has revealed. LGBT+ education charity Diversity Role Models released its “Pathways to LGBT+ Inclusion” report Wednesday (18 November),
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Thousands of school children were sent vulgar homophobic messages from a teacher’s email address. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato) A tidal wave of messages described by school leaders as “lewd, racist, antisemitic and homophobic” were sent to thousands of students after a teacher’s email was hacked. A math teacher at Niles West High School, in
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Students walk across the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty) A toxic fraternity, which claims to be one of the oldest in America, is suing a chapter that admitted women and non-binary members for causing “irreparable harm” to its “image”. In 2016, Stephanie Stoneback was asked to pledge the fraternity Sigma
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