1 week left to vote to challenge homophobic bullying

Publish Date: 17/10/2011

There is only one week left to vote – and if the Safer Schools Packs get enough votes – it would mean that NatWest would pay for 300 packs to go into schools to challenge homophobic bullying and support young lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of the Lesbian & Gay Foundation said: “Homophobic bullying is still endemic in many of our schools; with two thirds of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people reporting being bullied, and some teachers feeding back that they aren’t confident in dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues."

“The reality is, that because of the bullying, many young lesbian, gay and bisexual people aren’t achieving in schools, impacting on their life chances and their happiness."

“Here at the LGF, we want to change that, but we need your help. So please vote for our Safer Schools Packs."

“The packs are aimed at helping schools support the lesbian, gay and bisexual people in their care, challenge homophobic bullying and promote understanding throughout the wider school community.”

Vote here http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3277 until midday on Monday 24th October.

For more information on the Safer Schools Packs and how to get involved in the campaign contact joanne.dunning@lgf.org.uk or visit: http://www.lgf.org.uk/schoolspack