Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Monday 29 July 2013

Pride Week: National Praise For Brighton & Hove City Council’s Anti-Homophobia Work In Schools

With just a few days remaining until Brighton Pride 2013 gets underway, Brighton & Hove City Council has been named as the second best local authority in the country for challenging homophobia in schools and celebrating difference.



National charity Stonewall has described the council's work in this area as innovative and original, and praised the successful partnership work delivered in schools with the city's Allsorts Youth Project.

Wes Streeting, Stonewall's Head of Education said: 

"Homophobic bullying has a detrimental impact on the attendance, achievement and life chances of young people. 

"So it's fantastic to see the work of Brighton & Hove City Council highlighted through the Index to inspire others to take action to make schools a safe and supportive place to help all young people to achieve their potential." 

Young people from Allsorts have worked with the council's education team to deliver training to peer mentors and staff, and have delivered lessons and assemblies which challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. 

Secondary schools have been supported to develop systems which effectively support lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender young people.


The deputy chair of the council's children and young people committee, Councillor Ruth Buckley, said: 

"We've been a leading authority nationally for the three years this award has been running.

"I'm proud that our schools take homophobia, biphobia and transphobia so seriously and delighted that our work with Allsorts Youth Project is continuing to support their efforts. 

"This month we are launching a Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools to further improve support for transgender young people." 


This year Allsorts also successfully launched a Children and Young People's Day specifically aimed at promoting positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.

Allsorts youth project director Jess Woods MBE said: 

"We are thrilled that the council has yet again done so brilliantly in the Stonewall index. 

"This is a great achievement. Congratulations to everyone at the council and all our wonderful LGBT inclusive schools."


by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Reach Out, I'll Be There was originally famously performed by the Four Tops and will be re-released by co-writer Lamont Dozier, completely repackaged as an gospel fuelled acoustic tune. 

We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return with their sixth album, Megaplex

Hot on the heels of their recent rammed and raucous Winter tour, Northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs are set to release their forthcoming album This Is Eggland, ahead of a date on the south coast.

"We're from the days when a number 14 bus and a supermarket trolley got us around." Soul II Soul mainman Jazzie B remembers the lengths he and a school friend used to go to play dances with their first sound system when they were just thirteen years old.

In anticipation of International Women's Day and to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act - which gave many women the vote in UK for the first time -  Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), Brighton, will host a panel debate on women in creative leadership.  

Brighton's contemporary art gallery Fabrica has launched a crowdfunding appeal to rescue its finances in light of recent funding cuts which threaten the organisation’s future. 
Peace Pic (c) Jonnie Craig 2018

Indie rock quartet Peace have released stand-alone track, Power, a unifying anthem between the band and their fans at their notoriously raucous and tribal live shows; this is Peace 2.0; new label, new tunes and a sure fire statement of intent from the four-piece.

The Netherlands has been chosen as the lead international partner for The Great Escape who will be working alongside the Dutch Music Export to highlight the country's most prominent rising stars.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the UK's only major greenfield jazz festival, today announces a host of acts confirmed to perform at this summer's event, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from June 29th – July 1st 2018.

Split Britches present an up-to-the minute topical interactive show which takes unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in us all - particularly elders – and tries to uncover it. 

Albert Hammond Jr's new album Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic – the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. 

Punk. Funk. Rock. Soul. The main ingredients in a potent witch's brew that the Bellrays have been mixing for a long time now.

Brighton Unitarian Church has been awarded a grant of £227,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore its endangered classical Greek frontage, which dates from 1820, and is one of the city centre's finest landmarks.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd