Education for all means LGBT inclusive relationships and sex education. Stonewall’s Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton delivers a call to action

All schools should make sure that their culture is accepting and inclusive for all staff and students, and that it enables students to thrive and feel able to be themselves.

This includes students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi or trans (LGBT), or who might be questioning their identity.

Some schools are making a proactive effort to achieve this, but there are still lots which aren’t. LGBT students (or those who are perceived to be LGBT) continue to face a tough time at school, be it in the form of isolation, verbal bullying, physical abuse or not feeling supported by staff.

Homophobic language has become an acceptable form of “banter”. In fact, 99 per cent of young people have heard “that’s so gay” used as an insult in their school.

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