Parents and carers

Many parents and carers have questions about homophobic bullying and about how best to support their children.

School Champions logoDo you know a school which needs support in tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference? Find out about Stonewall's School Champions programme. think your child is gay?

Stonewall has written a new guide ( think your child is gay?) which is designed to give answers to some of the common questions that parents might have when they think their child is gay, or has just come out. Written in plain English, it dispels the common myths about what being gay means for young people, as well as helping parents to create a supportive environment for their children. Read more 

Homophobic bullying 
Homophobic bullying is almost endemic in Britain's primary and secondary schools and with school staff saying it is the most common form of bullying after bullying because of weight. (The Teachers' Report) Any young person can experience homophobic bullying and if your child is targeted, this does not mean that they are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Read more 

Supporting your child 

Just because your son or daughter is lesbian, gay or bisexual, this doesn't mean they will have a harder time growing up. It also doesn't mean they have changed. What has changed is that now you know them a little better. Stonewall have produced a guide for parents and carers to help you support your child and to make sure they can be themselves and reach their potential. Read more 

Working with schools

Education for All is Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. We work directly with schools and local authorities through Stonewall's programmes, as well as with national government and young people for a Britain where one day every young person will grow up free from fear of bullying and able to be themself. Read more 


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