Pride 2020: 26 June - 11 July

Pride Day: Sat 11 July

Schools

Young people are not born to hate, it’s learnt.

Let’s showcase that ALL diversity should be celebrated and that prejudice and hatred has no place in our society and certainly no place in our schools.

We want to celebrate Pride in our schools so that young people and realise that being different is OK. The bullying and hatred is not.

We engage with a number of local schools to support diversity and awareness days, give talks about being LGBT+ and challenge misconceptions.

We also talk about the importance of tackling bullying in our schools

The Stats

  • Nearly half of LGBT pupils (45 per cent) – including 64 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied for being LGBT in Britain’s schools.This is down from 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi pupils who experienced bullying because of their sexual orientation in 2012 and 65 per cent in 2007
  • Half of LGBT pupils hear homophobic slurs ‘frequently’ or ‘often’ at school, down from seven in 10 in 2012
  • Seven in 10 LGBT pupils report that their school says that homophobic and biphobic bullying is wrong, up from half in 2012 and a quarter in 2007. However, just two in five LGBT pupils report that their schools say that transphobic bullying is wrong
  • Just one in five LGBT pupils have been taught about safe sex in relation to same-sex relationship
  • More than four in five trans young people have self-harmed, as have three in five lesbian, gay and bi young people who aren’t trans
  • More than two in five trans young people have attempted to take their own life, and one in five lesbian, gay and bi students who aren’t trans have done the same

Stonewall Schools Report 2017

I felt like whatever I was doing was worthless. Even if I did well in school, it wouldn’t matter to people because all they would care about is me being gay.  

ZOE, 12, SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPIL, ENGLAND

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