Tuesday, 13 May 2014

LGBT Society in School

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I was watching Loose Women and found out about a school in London who have been the first to set up an LGBT society. I thought this was a massive step forward in terms of acceptance, handing things over to the young people is amazing. I think if there is a demand for it, HAVE IT.

I only left school two years ago and not only was it commonplace to be bullied if you were lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender but also if you were friends with anyone who was. I think having groups for these people is a great start to providing a more supportive culture within schools. You can always tell the types of people who had an easy ride at school and will say that it is not needed because it needs to be a cultural change rather than a change in schools, well that's where it all starts. School. To ignore it in schools is just as bad as saying it is fine to bully people because of their sexuality or gender identity.

Schools are the foundations of the rest of your life, if environments in schools can change I think it will change the future of society. I don't think creating these groups emphasises the divide at all, far from that it says : "you exist and you need support".

Local North East support can be found via following website: http://www.mesmacnortheast.com/ 

National support: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

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