Almost half of all LGBT pupils face abuse at school simply because they are LGBT. Stonewall’s Sam Hardwick looks at what we can do and signposts a range of resources

The Stonewall School Report 2017 shows that anti-LGBT bullying and language has decreased across Britain’s schools since our last report in 2012.

But statistics from our report also show almost half of all LGBT pupils still face abuse at school for being LGBT.

Nearly half (45 per cent) of lesbian, gay and bi pupils and a shocking two in three (64 per cent) trans pupils experience bullying, simply because of who they are.

The vast majority of LGBT pupils (86 per cent) still hear phrases such as “That’s so gay”, or “You’re so gay” in school and seven in 10 report that their teachers never or only sometimes challenge this kind of language when they hear it.

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