Being LGBT in School


'Being LGBT in School', a resource for post-primary schools to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying and support LGBT students, is now available from the Department of Education and Skills' (DES) website.

The report was published by GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) with the support of the DES and is an updated compilation of a series of resources developed with the assistance of the education partners.

The additional content in this resource reflects the specific requirements of the 2013 Department of Education and Skills Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post- Primary Schools, along with relevant policy changes. This edition includes a section addressing the specific support needs of students who identify as transgender. The assistance of the non- governmental organisation, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), was sought to ensure that the information presented is both practical and respectful to the needs of young people who are transgender.