People in the year above give me strange looks and whisper about me... It hurts knowing that these people walk past me every day and can't see me for anything but a lesbian.
Since 2007 ‘Get Over It!’ has helped tackle bullying in the classroom
A simple message created by students and teachers has been seen in every classroom, in tube carriages and on the sides of hundreds of buses up and down the country. The message has also been taken up by celebrities, politicians and sports stars and activists all over the world.
Schools should be secure and happy environments where all young people can focus on their education. However:
- Over half (55 per cent) of lesbian, gay and bi young people have experienced bullying in school
- 99 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi young people have heard phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school.
- More than four in five (83 per cent) trans young people have experienced name-calling or verbal abuse
- Three in five (60 per cent) have experienced threats and intimidation.
‘Get Over It!’ is Stonewall’s campaign to tackle this problem and change attitudes.