The teaching of LGBT relationships in primary schools has led to weeks of protest in Birmingham. The school head caught in the crossfire between demonstrators and the law tells of the stress endured as a result of her desire to promote equality
A lot of people think change always comes from the top an organization, but every day actions can make a huge difference in your workplace culture.
"When they [teachers] realize, 'I don't know what I'm doing,' you know how vulnerable it feels? It's a big deal. They need support," says Bethy Leonardi, co-founder of A Queer Endeavor
Scotland will lead the way in inclusive education.
Jodie Patterson is a graduate of a historically black college. She is also the mother of a young transgender boy. And as a parent, she said, she knows what she wants to see from schools.
“Disabled or LGBTI or not, it does not make us any less of a human physically and emotionally.”
With their Queer Endeavor initiative, the University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers and NBC Out #Pride30 honorees are bringing LGBTQ issues to classrooms.
Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams, a Liberal Democrat, said: “The days of traditional sex education are long gone; the world has moved on and our curriculum must move with it.”
“If we educate and raise kids where they talk about these issues, then (new) generations can have another level of openness in their thinking.”
LGBTQI inclusion within education is still lacking in most European countries
Protesters and counter-protesters gathered outside the BC Teachers’ Federation headquarters
For too long, the LGBT movement has worked in silos and been driven by external factors governing programming parameters and has been limited due to the lack of social and legal protections for LGBT in country.