Tag: homophobia

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Feminist ‘Failures’ and Classroom Concerns

I’ve been a part of a few feminist reading groups in different UK-US institutions: lately this has posed a question of what kind of ‘feminism’ are we reading, evaluating and doing in these classroom encounters? Who can be the feminist-in-the-classroom and what efforts, labours and recognition come into play here? How do these encounters travel […]

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GEA Responds to UK PSHE Review

GEA’s policy officer, Miriam David, coordinated our response to the UK government’s current consultation on Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). She drew on a wealth of expertise within the GEA executive. This includes: Claire Maxwell’s recent work for Womankind entitled The Freedom to Achieve, Fin Cullen’s experience and […]

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Sexual Identity in Schools

There are many things to think about when considering issues around sexual identity and education. Because of the heteronormative discursive practices that dominate social institutions such as schools, non-heterosexual identities are often marginalised or invisible within schools. This is especially the case for teaching staff, many of whom feel that they have to hide their […]

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What is heteronormativity?

Heteronormativity is a term used by social theorists in order to discuss the way in which gender and sexuality are separated into hierarchically organised categories. It has become one of the most important ways of thinking about sexuality within the academic study of sexuality. Theorists have argued that a discourse or technique of heteronormativity has […]

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LGBTQ Resources and Schooling

In the first initiative of its kind in Australia, the Victorian Government has provided $80,000 to the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV), a partnership between Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).
SSCV will establish a network of schools dedicated to creating safer educational environments, free of homophobia and supportive of same-sex attracted […]