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Category: Bullying

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Will Fletcher

For many of us, our school years are some of the happiest times of our lives. But sadly for too many LGBT young people, this isn't the case. They face significantly higher levels of verbal, physical and sexual abuse, and the consequences on their mental well-being can be devastating.

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Lucy Caldicott

Lucy Caldicott

Well it’s the end of my first week as Interim CEO at Diversity Role Models and I wanted to share a couple of thoughts.

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Will Fletcher

Leading anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models has today delivered its 1000th workshop to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Since the charity was founded in June 2011 it has reached 22,833 students with their message of acceptance and inclusivity. This includes an estimated 1,370 young LGBT people.

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Will Fletcher

Former England Rugby international Ben Cohen yesterday visited The Elmgreen School in Tulse Hill, south London, to support leading anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models (“DRM”). Year 9 students at the school were participating in DRM’s ground-breaking workshops that tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

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Phil Nicol

Diversity Role Models and Brook have formed a consortium to deliver training to staff in schools across England to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, funded by a grant from the Government Equalities Office (“GEO”).

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Kieran Bohan

Kieran Bohan

To celebrate LGBT History Month we're featuring a series of guest blogs from our volunteer role models about their personal histories. In this post, Kieran shares his story about coming out and being gay in a faith setting.

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Leng Montgomery

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Tackling the legacy of Section 28

Wednesday February 11, 2015

To celebrate LGBT History Month we're featuring a series of guest blogs from our volunteer role models about their personal histories. In this post, Leng shares his experience of bullying and reflects on how DRM's workshops tackle the legacy of Section 28.

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Emma Miller-McCaffrey

Emma Miller-McCaffrey

To celebrate LGBT History Month we're featuring a series of guest blogs from our volunteer role models about their personal histories. This first post, from role model Emma Baldry, talks about what Section 28 meant to her.

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Rihannon White

Last year, Anti-Bullying Week really served as the starting point for my campaign for greater understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in my school. It was a valuable opportunity as it was the first time that both staff and students saw me openly tackle homophobia in my educational environment; indeed, for many individuals, it was the first time they had heard homophobic behaviour be defined and addressed in school.

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Suran Dickson

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The Best of British

Thursday March 15, 2012

The BRIT School - Britain's only free Performing Arts and Technology School - probably isn't at the top of your list of places that needs a visit by Diversity Role Models. And you would be right, for they have a thriving LGBT group, confidential counselling for students who would like to discuss their sexuality, and a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.

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