Monday, January 19, 2009

Guardian Education -20 January 09

My usual Phil Beadle slot in tomorrow's Guardian Education section.

A piece about homophobia in schools, explicit and implicit, and the terrible damage it can cause. Phil argues that this is viewed as an almost acceptable form of prejudice and must be tackled face on.

Something, of course, I had some first hand experience of.

I went for a vaguely graphic approach to this in order to bypass thorny issues of stereotype and characterisation. So there you have it - the school system as a whole trying to force gay children into straight-shaped holes.

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