The Kite Trust

Tackling homophobia in Cambridgeshire schools

We aim to tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in primary and secondary schools to create a more inclusive and integrative environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) pupils and other pupils subject to homophobic bullying.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 June 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1097096)

Amount raised

£674

Donations

16

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • SexYouality were superb. Their manner in dealing with our pupils was excellent: they encouraged open and frank discussion,

    — Teacher-Year 9, Cambridgeshire

Situation

Young lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) and transgendered pupils still face much discrimination within the school environment. Local research tells us that 4.2% of year 10 pupils identify as being LGB These Year 10 LGB pupils are consistently more likely than straight pupils to be the victims of a wide range of verbal and physical aggressions. 36% of LGB pupils report to having been bullied at or near school (compared to 15% of straight pupils)

Solution

Through offering a range of services into schools we help to raise awareness of homophobia and the impact discrimination has on LGBT young people. We work with the pupils, teachers and the whole school community to support them in making the school inclusive for all LGBT young people and a place free of homophobia.