Black Queer History: How can the education system do better?

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In conversation with K Bailey Obazee and Sharifa James on the importance of Black queer joy and community BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES When it comes to the classroom, and the wider world in general, both Black and queer history have suffered a great deal of erasure. Growing up, classes that addressed Black [….]

LGBTQIA+ students are increasingly optimistic about being out at university, finds Stonewall-UCAS study

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Is it that time of year again? Hello, Freshers’ Week! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY University is often an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ individuals to embrace and explore their sexuality. New research shows that LGBTQIA+ students beginning university or college are, excitingly, increasingly viewing education as an opportunity to be open about their identity. Yay! [….]

EDUCATION: The shadow of Section 28

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe explores how the UK should move forward with LGBTQI education in schools BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK As we watch children returning to school in a post-COVID world, we think about the endless discussions of how they will be learning. We have spoken less, however, about what they will be learning. In [….]

EDUCATE & CELEBRATE: The charity building a future of inclusion

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DIVA meets Dr. Elly Barnes MBE, the woman behind the wonderful charity Educate & Celebrate BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you aren’t already aware of the amazing work that Educate & Celebrate do for LGBTQI inclusivity here in the UK, it’s a great time to introduce you. They’ve been working harder than ever over the past [….]

NEWS: Schools OUT launch the first ever Pride In Education conference

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The global online event will educate about prejudice and normalise LGBTQI education BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Schools OUT UK in partnership with Laila El-Metoui have put together the very first Pride In Education conference to take place this Pride Month to inspire and resource educators in order to make a positive difference to their lives.  On Saturday 27 [….]

Real life: Growing up gay in an all-girls school

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School was not a safe space to be gay, remembers Molly Smith BY MOLLY SMITH Being gay in an all-girls school was the kind of challenge that I wish I could have avoided. Soon after I started at secondary the excitement of being at a new school began to evaporate and the crippling realisation that [….]

British public widely supportive of LGBT-inclusive education, research finds

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Stonewall urge the public to “come out” in support of inclusive education as the new school year begins BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS New research by nfpSynergy and commissioned by Stonewall, showed that 60% of the British public support primary school teachers educating students about LGBTQI families.  Among those aged 16–24 years old, support was even higher [….]