Ireland : Religious schools to join campaign on homophobia

Children's classrooms will have posters urging an end to bullying based upon sexual identity.

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Catholic and Protestant schools are to take the landmark step of displaying LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) posters in classrooms as part of an all-out drive to stamp out homophobic bullying.

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In an historic departure for some schools with a religious ethos, it is planned to implement radical new guidelines set down by the Department of Education.

The department’s action plan contains specific proposals to clamp down on the bullying of students because of their sexual orientation.

Read more at www.independent.ie

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