Source: The Guardian
LGBT charities and campaigners have welcomed the Church of England’s new guidance for schools urging them to refrain from making pupils conform to gender stereotypes.
The updated guidance for the church’s 4,700 schools, titled Valuing All God’s Children, and timed to coincide with anti-bullying week, followed advice issued three years ago that covered homophobic bullying. It has now been expanded to include transphobic and biphobic bullying.
The guidance met with outrage in some quarters, drawing sceptical newspaper headlines and furious commentary from some conservatives. But human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the guidance was “big progress for a church that traditionally and historically has been hostile to LGBT rights”.