On the 2012 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the European Region of Education International, ETUCE, ETUC, and (ILGA-Europe), signed a commitment to strengthen their collaboration at national and European level to prevent and combat jointly homophobia and transphobia at school, in workplaces and in society.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT History Month aims to encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in practice. Schools are encouraged to hold activities throughout the month of February.
This year theme: Let’s kick trans/homophobia out of sport.
For more information visit www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk
New advice for NUT members on developing policies on LGBT equality in education. This advice contains practical advice about homophobic bullying and how to use the curriculum to promote equality and break down homophobic stereotypes and attitudes. It summarises recent DCSF guidance and gives advice on how to make parents and carers aware of school policies and the fact that schools are required to educate to prevent anti gay attitudes.