Homophobic bullying still rife in schools for pupils AND teachers, says charity founder

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Gay teachers are being told to keep quiet about their sexuality because their “lifestyle choice” does not fit in with the values of their school, it is claimed today.

Shaun Dellenty, deputy head and founder of the education charity, Inclusion for All, says inequality and homophobic bullying is still rife in schools – for teachers as well as pupils.

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Writing for the TES, he said that some gay teachers either have to pretend they are single or use the word “her” rather than “him” when referring to their partner because it is “not the appropriate thing to do”.

Read more : www.independent.co.uk

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