Categories: General Date: Jul 4, 2010 Title: Coalition Government vow to tackle homophobic bullying
Goverment publish "Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality" paper, and challenging homophobic bullying is one of its priorities.
The paper states "The Coalition’s ‘Programme for Government’ made clear our determination to take concerted action to tear down barriers to equal opportunities and to build a fairer society."
"The UK is a world leader for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) equality, but we must not be complacent. That is why we are setting out an ambitious programme of work to tackle outdated prejudices and ensure equal chances for everyone, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity."
"We will build on this programme by publishing an action plan later this year which will set out our detailed plans for delivery."
The coalition's drive for for equality includes schools - the paper pledges - "We will help schools tackle bullying, especially homophobic and transphobic bullying. As part of our drive to promote good behaviour in schools, we will ensure schools can effectively tackle bad behaviour and bullying with a particular focus on identifying and tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying. The new public sector Equality Duty included in the Equality Act 2010 would require schools to consider how to focus on this issue."
To read "Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality", in full, click here.
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