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#399524 - 5th Apr 2010 12:54pm Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools
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Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools warn teachers after Liverpool conference


HOMOPHOBIC bullying has reached an “endemic” level in Merseyside’s secondary schools, teachers have claimed.

Almost one in three teachers in Wirral, Liverpool and Warrington schools claim to hear pupils openly using homophobic language on a daily basis while 15% witness a pupil being abused every day just for being gay.


Union chiefs called for more training and resources to be devoted to tackling homophobia.

The claims come in a North West survey of the National Union Of Teachers – around a third of which hailed from high schools in Liverpool, Wirral and Warrington.

The individual results of the three areas will be released in May and NUT officials said they will mirror the shocking results of the collective North West survey which found homophobic bullying is rife.

Jeff Evans, the NUT’s North West lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advisor said the figures made a mockery of findings from Liverpool council’s annual anti-bullying audit of five to 19-year-olds.

The council’s audit showed the number of people citing their sexuality as a reason for being singled out has dropped.


But he applauded council-backed measures to tackle the problem but said it was clear teachers needed more resources to combat the problem in a region reeling from the murder of gay teenager Michael Causer in Huyton two years ago and the brutal homophobic city-centre attack last October on PC James Parkes.

He said: “The results will show that in Liverpool, Wirral and Warrington homophobia is endemic in schools.

“To suggest the problem is actually falling when every piece of evidence we have suggests the opposite is ill founded.”

The homophobia Liverpool, Wirral and Warrington teachers complained of he said “covered the whole spectrum” from name calling to “assault”.

The survey of 740 teachers found that 31% of teachers overheard derogatory homophobic language every day, while nearly one in seven witnessed a child suffering abuse on a daily basis.

Almost 70% agreed homophobia must not be allowed to go unchallenged but less than half felt confident enough to tackle a pupil on the issue.

Mr Evans added: “Teachers by definition address ignorance and are crying out to be given the tools to tackle this issue.”

The NUT’s North West findings were last night presented to Michael Causer’s mum Marie as part of the union’s Liverpool-based annual conference.

Although a judge ruled his death was not a hate crime his mum Marie is now dedicated to creating more tolerance and has toured round schools in Liverpool and Knowsley with FIT – a play aimed at tackling homophobia in young people.

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#399584 - 5th Apr 2010 6:02pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: ]
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The only thing shocking about the story is the fact it's probably made up.
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#399614 - 5th Apr 2010 8:00pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: DavidB]
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kids have always used foul/abusive/racist/sexist/ageist language - nothing new there!
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#399630 - 5th Apr 2010 8:34pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: MissGuided]
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quite right, nothing has changed since i was at school in the 70's and 80's

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#400800 - 11th Apr 2010 2:42pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: phalinmegob]
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I can see the day fast approaching when Homosexuality will become compulsory. In any case are pre-pubescent children not now being taught about "Sexual Diversity" at school?? No wonder so many of them are in a state of confusion about their sexuality.I do not quite know how all that will square with Britain becoming a Islamic State round about the same time. With a bit of luck, I will have exited stage left before that all happens.
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#402110 - 16th Apr 2010 1:42pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: flycaster]
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If homosexuality was rife in schools then I would be worried. Why should I be villified just because I think it is instrincically wrong to take it up the duck run? I am entitled to my point of view. I agree with flycaster, will be glad to move on to the next plane, roll on death.
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#402112 - 16th Apr 2010 1:48pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: DavidB]
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The only thing shocking about the story is the fact it's probably made up.

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#402115 - 16th Apr 2010 1:59pm Re: Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools [Re: camaroz]
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instrincically
I can't pronounce it nevermind spell it
Have to check the dictionary
I personnaly don't believe in teaching these things to young children they soon learn from their peers but I do believe when they get older they should be taught about safe sex or the consequences of not having safe sex
It's those do gooders and small minorities (more than likely in positions of power and the media) who get together and ram their points of view for changes until they get what they want


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