"I can't honestly recall a single day in which I haven't had some sort of reference to my sexuality. I've received physical violence twice. On each occasion I had to go to hospital."
Education For All is a campaign to stamp out homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we've been able to make significant progress, as you may have read in a number of Wales newspapers.
We've launched a dedicated website providing information and resources to both teachers and young people - last month alone, it received 2,300 visitors. A unique play about homophobic bullying has toured schools in Denbighshire. Stonewall Cymru will also contribute toward INSET training workshops as part of our work to support the Welsh Assembly Government's Anti-bullying iniative. And we've contributed to first anti-bullying week in Wales.
None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our supporters, and we are asking once again for support in continuing with this important work. To make a donation please click here.
Since the launch of Education for All, we've been contacted by young people with distressing stories of what's happening to them today in British schools. For some, it's name-calling for years which saps young people's self-confidence. However, other children have been hospitalised by homophobic bullies. Children are on anti-depressants because their school doesn't take this kind of bullying seriously.
Some lesbian and gay children are now leaving school with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. That's a disgraceful indictment of Britain's schools in 2009.
With your help, we want to undertoke the first comprehensive survey of the educational experiences of the hundreds of thousands of young gay people in our schools across Great Britain.
Testimonies from young people are compelling but the results of a reputable national survey will allow us to engage forcefully with policy makers and educational professionals, persuading them of the pressing need - all too often still denied - to address homophobia in our schools.
The young people who contact us have convinced us of just how much work there is still to do. This pioneering survey will give a voice at last to thousands of lesbian, gay and bisexual children who would otherwise remain unheard.
Our supporters have already ensured that we've been able to make positive changes to the lives of thousands of school children. They may have been let down by their teachers and headteachers. They've often been let down by their parents as well.
Groundbreaking work challenging homophobia through the 'Fit' play has already started, but we need your support to continue this work in Wales and extend the resources available to challenge homophobia in schools.