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 [….]

SCHOOL DIVERSITY WEEK: The education campaign which would have changed my life

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And how it’s making it through a pandemic… BY EMMA FAY Been on parental leave? Had a nice time? Fan of mental wellbeing? I have some “return to work” advice for you. There are good times to come back, and bad times to come back. Here’s when not to come back to work: Three weeks [….]

Mayor of London writes to every headteacher in London in support of inclusive education

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“Young people should be able to learn about healthy relationships of all kinds, and that includes LGBTQ+ relationships” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: SADIQ KHAN IN 2019 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is writing to every headteacher in London to give his full support to LGBTQI-inclusive relationships education in the capital’s schools. Reiterating his backing [….]

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 [….]