Safe at School condemns government plans on alleged homophobic bullying

Oct 30, 2014 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: SPUC’s Safe at School campaign has condemned plans to sink £2 million into dealing with alleged homophobic bullying in schools. See “Government to fund campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in schools”, Telegraph, 29 October 2014http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11193812/Government-to-fund-campaign-to-stamp-out-anti-gay-bullying-in-schools.html) Safe at School supports parents who object to inappropriate sex education. Antonia Tully...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay. Fine: now can we start reporting on him properly?

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart: Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, announced today in BusinessWeek that he is gay. The news surprised no one: Cook’s sexuality has been an open secret in the tech industry for years. But perhaps now he’s revealed himself, we’ll see a bit more rigorous reporting about one of the most powerful men in the world. Relative to his influence, Tim Cook is perhaps the most under-reported on chief executive in American corporate history. The...

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Gay rights should be centre of UK’s relations with Commonwealth – William Hague

Oct 30, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Britain must make defending the rights of gay and lesbian people a key plank of its relations with other Commonwealth countries, the former Foreign Secretary William Hague has insisted. He said it was “shocking” that homosexuality is still illegal many countries with historic ties to the UK and argued that Britain must use what influence it has to press for change. His comments came as he addressed a reception in Parliament at which the annual PinkNews awards were...

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Who’s the bigot now?

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Increasingly it seems that the touchstone of success for supporters of same-sex marriage is shifting from accommodation and acceptance to unconditional surrender. Disagreement and criticism will not be tolerated. In a recent speech in Washington DC Robert P. George, a professor at Princeton University in the US and vice chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom explained why. “The whole argument was and is that the idea of...

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£2million drive to get teachers to say ‘gay’ more in class

Oct 30, 2014 by

by Sarah Harris, Mailonline: Teachers should work words like ‘gay’ into their lessons to fight homophobic bullying, an official report suggests. Schools can make a ‘positive impact’ by incorporating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the curriculum from reception class up. The study, commissioned by the Government Equalities Office and supported by the Department for Education, also highlights how staff can improve the ‘visibility’ of LGBT people in schools by discussing topics...

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Elton John brands Pope Francis ‘my hero’

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Damien Gayle, Mailonline: Elton John called Pope Francis ‘my hero’ at an AIDS benefit for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church. The Rocket Man singer hosted the event, An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, on Tuesday night in New York City. He said Francis is pushing boundaries in the church and told the crowd: ‘Make this man a saint already, OK?’   ‘Ten years ago one of the biggest obstacles in the...

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