Books are a good starting place to make schools more inviting places for queer students.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced he will amend laws that allow schools to expel gay students.
Public opinion polls and a survey of Australian youth show there’s little support for allowing schools to hire or fire teachers based on their sexual orientation.
Teachers need support and education so they can discuss and promote sexuality equality.
Sexual equality should not be mere letters and words in laws. Rather, people - in this case student teachers - must understand sexual equality as a lived reality.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
About 80% of homophobic and transphobic incidents that young people experience take place in schools.
About 80% of students experience some kind of gender-based bullying in their primary and high school years. But research shows that teachers often fail to intervene or are not equipped to deal with it.
Heterosexual students don’t benefit from not knowing about homosexuality.
The Australian curriculum is completely silent on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed (LGBTQI) students and discusses sexuality only in terms of the biological.