Education

Indiana University has ruled out sacking a university professor who said that gay people should be banned from teaching to stop them from abusing students. The university is under pressure to sack Professor Eric Rasmusen, a professor of business economics and public policy, after homophobic, sexist and racist posts emerged online. Rasmusen’s views came under scrutiny
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Calls for LGBT- inclusive education at Birmingham Pride. (Jim Wood/Barcroft Media/Getty) Stonewall has launched a curriculum guide to help primary schools make all subjects LGBT-inclusive ahead of comprehensive relationships education becoming compulsory next year. From September 2020, inclusive relationships and sex education will be statutory, which the guide says “will provide an additional impetus for
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LGBT+ author Robin Stevenson with copies of the book she was due to discuss at the school (Instagram/@robinstevensonwrites) Queer author Robin Stevenson has condemned an Illinois school for cancelling her visit in response to a complaint from a ‘homophobic’ parent. Robin Stevenson is the award-winning gay Canadian author of Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood
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Teachers at the Catholic high school told the student she could not even sit next to her girlfriend at lunch. (bishop_amat_hs/ Instagram) A gay teenager at a Catholic high school was left “anxious” and “afraid” after she was forced by the school to attend counselling under the threat of being outed by her teachers. Magali
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Kelley Fisher was fired from Roncalli Catholic High School in Indianapolis. (Roncalli High School/ Facebook) A straight employee of a Catholic high school says she was fired for publicly supporting two guidance counsellors who lost their jobs for being gay. Two lesbian guidance counsellors at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis were told their contracts would
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Protestors outside Parkfield Community School on March 21, 2019 in Birmingham. (Christopher Furlong/Getty) Islamist extremists took advantage of LGBT+ school protests to “entrench social division” and “amplify hate” towards the LGBT+ community, an official probe has found. Protests against LGBT-inclusive education centred on two Birmingham primary schools. Demonstrations are still ongoing, despite a government ruling to
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A transphobic Christian said that being LGBT+ “isn’t normal” live on the Victoria Derbyshire show today (2 September), but was quickly put in his place by the other guests. During a slot on the daytime debate show, parent Nigel Rowe appeared alongside a plethora of LGBT+ people, authors and advocates to discuss LGBT-inclusive education. After
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Trans teen Michael Critchfield was allegedly pursued into the bathroom by a teacher (ACLU of West Virginia) A transgender teen in West Virginia is taking legal action after a teacher demanded he use a urinal to “prove” he belongs in the men’s bathroom. 15-year-old Michael Critchfield was allegedly followed into the bathroom at Liberty High School
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