A survey conducted by the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education at Leeds Beckett University reveals that 40% of LGBT teachers have faced bullying in the United Kingdom.
Last year, we rejoiced to learn that Vietnam had legalized marriage equality, but despite the abolition of the ban on marriage equality by the government, the Vietnamese LGBT community is affected by acts of discrimination and bullying in schools, and this is very worrying.
Dr. Ken Schneck, the producer/host of the award-winning, long-running radio show/podcast «This Show is So Gay» and featured columnist in The Huffington Post has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a web-series entitled «The Bully Pulpit».
A survey, conducted by Inochi Risupekuto Howaito Ribon Kyanpen, a group based in Tokyo which fights against the suicide of LGBTQ people, shows that 70% of people known as belonging to a sexual minority in Japan, and in particular to the LGBT community, were victims of bullying in school and 30% even thought to commit suicide.
A straight high school teacher found herself accused to have turned a student lesbian.
Several videos of students were created to fight against bullying in schools but it is the first time that an anti-discrimination video is created by the whole high school.
In Anoka-Hennepin School District, conservative Christian parents ask teachers to teach about the "ex-homosexual" movement and "gay-related immune deficiency". They would like the policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is not applied thinking it would open the schools to pro-homosexual teaching, so they want discriminations towards LGBTs continue.
President Obama wanted to share by Twitter what he has achieved for the LGBTQ community.
From now on, the school district of Anoka-Hennepin in Minnesota doesn't require teachers to remain neutral concerning the sexual orientation anymore. It should help to stop LGBT bullying.