One British Schools is Leading the Way with LGBT Attitudes

Using LGBT history month, Stoke Newington School has not only taught their own students about the need for equality, zero discrimination and self-worth, but now have them championing these issues amongst their peers, parents and local community. The success of their diversity programme is certainly one to be recognised, respected and [hopefully!] copied across the country.

I’m beyond happy to see that a school in the UK is able to rally so much – not just tolerance – but activism for LGBT equality amongst youth. For those people that think LGBT rights are already accepted in the western world, stop and think how many schools have any kind of programme like this, let alone one that is so accepted and prominent. In fact, the sad reality is that many teachers are scared to voice their support for LGBT rights, let alone come out as gay themselves.

As humans, if we are not taught basic morality and human rights from a young age, we are likely to never learn it. As Hilary Clinton’s stated in her recent Human Rights Day speech to the UN: “Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human.  And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”

Oh, and is it just me or does that Elliot Beavis (9:30) have the kind of voice that you want to hear more of?

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