Supporting secondary schools to develop a whole school approach to addressing homophobic bullying

There is a significant volume of research into the experiences of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people in schools and colleges including:

• Sixty five per cent of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people have experienced homophobic bullying at secondary school.

• Almost 100 per cent of young lesbian and gay people hear homophobic and derogatory language in their secondary school

• Fifty eight per cent of those who experience homophobic bullying never report it

• Seven out of ten lesbian and gay pupils who experience homophobic bullying say it has had an impact on their school work

"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."