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LGL Representatives Participated in a Project Partners‘ Meeting

On 3rd-5th May, 2017 representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in a partners‘ meeting of the project “Developing research capacity in Eastern Europe” in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. During the meeting partners discussed the upcoming activities of the project, the concept of a survey on LGBT issues in education and its

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India’s First Transgender School Opens Its Doors

Welcomes trans students who have dropped out of school. India’s transgender school in Kochi, Kerala is the first of its kind. Saraj International opened its doors on Friday and aims to help transgender adults aged 25 to 50 who have dropped out of school to finish their education. There are currently six students enrolled in the

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US Public Schools Fail to Protect LGBTI Children, Report Finds

Eight US states still have laws restricting teachers and staff from talking about LGBTI issues in school. Public schools in the United States are ‘inadequate’ when it comes to protecting and educating LGBTI youth, according to a new report. The report, released by the Human Rights Watch, outlines key areas of opportunity for public schools

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IRISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL FLIES THE FLAG FOR GAY STUDENTS

A CORK city school is this week celebrating its first ever LGBT Awareness Week. Deerpark CBS is running the weeklong event to coincide with National Stand-Up Awareness Week, which is organised by Belong To, an Irish support group for LGBT youths. By increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT people, this awareness week helps to

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There are still 8 US states that ban discussion of gay issues in school

While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 US states there ares still some remaining anti-LGBTI laws functioning at a state level in the United States and the worst of these may be so-called ‘No Promo Homo’ state laws that ban discussion of LGBTI issues in public schools. Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma,

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UK Prime Minister also said we need to ‘take a look’ at the problems trans people face. David Cameron has said bullying of LGBTI pupils changed his mind about same-sex marriage. The UK Prime Minister currently campaigning for re-election has said he is ‘very proud’ of legalizing equal marriage in England and Wales during his time

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Gay. Let’s get over it! A message from the popstar Will Young

Dear friend, I’m delighted to be part of Stonewall’s new campaign to tackle homophobic language, which launches today as part of Anti-Bullying Week. I wanted you to be one of the first to hear about it and I’d also like to ask for your help! We know that 99 per cent of lesbian, gay and

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New European Parliament report in the making on a future EU LGBT equality roadmap

Today the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will start working on a new strategy against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. This roadmap would serve to guide EU and Member State actions, while respecting the principle of subsidiarity: the Commission would use its powers under EU treaties,

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Gay issues are coming out of the classroom closet as teachers put kids first

Openly gay school deputy headteacher, Shaun Dellenty, explains why winning an award for his work as founder of Inclusion For All meant so much: “I first devised Inclusion For All in 2010 in response to endemic levels of homophobic bullying and language in our local schools and the community, at a time when there was a question