ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2013
GAY. LET'S GET OVER IT!
Stonewall Cymru is excited to launch a flagship new campaign this Anti-Bullying Week, supported by Mumsnet and Will Young. We'll be asking schools and supporters to help us tackle the endemic levels of homophobic language in Britain's schools.
Young people are hearing the damaging phrases 'that's so gay' and 'you're so gay' every single day at school.
99 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people hear phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school
Only 10 per cent of gay young people say that staff intervene every time they hear homophobic language
84 per cent of gay young people are distressed when they hear the word ‘gay’ used as an insult
To tackle this problem, Stonewall Cymru has teamed up with Will Young and Mumsnet to give schools, teachers and young people the tools they need to challenge homophobic language.
We've created new posters and guidance for both pupils and teachers across the country that will challenge misuse of the word gay.
Download the whole series of posters here.
Download our teachers' guide here.
We also need you to get involved. Stonewall Cymru and Mumsnet are asking parents, pupils and supporters to write to and tweet their local schools to find out what they're doing to deal with this language.
And join the campaign on Facebook and Twitter by using #GetOverIt
Find out what you can do to tackle homophobic language at home, at school or at work: