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 [….]

Scotland’s first LGBT+ MBA Scholarship is open!

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Looking to do an MBA? You could be one of the first to apply for Scotland’s LGBT+ specific scholarship BY KATHRYN PIERCE (PICTURED, CREDIT RACHEL FOX) There’s just over a week to go until the deadline for the Somewhere EDI LGBT+ MBA Scholarship in partnership with the University Of Edinburgh Business School. This is the [….]

OPINION: Without LGBTQI Education, Britain cannot move out of its homophobia

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“As we’re all patting ourselves on the backs for being so accepting, this is an ugly reminder that the fight is far from over” BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE: THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. When I heard about the protests against LGBTQI education in Birmingham, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t surprised. Not one bit.  Perhaps [….]

One from the vaults: Growing up under Section 28

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Thirty years since the introduction of Section 28, Danielle Mustarde looks back at her school days under the amendment 🍎 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland, and on [….]