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 [….]

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 [….]

I’m an openly queer teacher – here’s why that matters

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe on the importance of being out in the classroom BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE  Regardless of your response to summer 2017’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wlaes, you cannot deny its visibility. This has been in stark contrast to my own experiences growing up when exposure [….]