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This House Supports the Creation of LGBTQ Schools
April 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/644786918960428/
Earlier this year money was awarded to LGBTQ Youth Northwest to conduct a feasibility study into the prospect of creating an LGBTQ School in the UK. If it passes, the first school could open here in Manchester within a few years.
LGBTQ Schools are schools built primarily, but not exclusively, for LGBTQ children who mainstream education is not working, largely due to the continual widespread homophobic and transphobic bullying that occurs. Advocates argue that these schools give students a safer and productive environment to be educated in.
Stonewall, amongst others, have criticised the plans, arguing that it is possible to create safe and inclusive spaces within mainstream schools. They propose that the creation of LGBTQ schools segregates children, and think they avoid the real problems that need to be solved.
This week the Manchester Debating Union asks: should we support the creation of LGBT schools?
— Speakers —
– Sally Carr MBE
Operational Director of LGBT Youth North West, MMU Ambassador and Director of The Sheema Amos Youth Trust.
– Dr Jay Stewart MBE
Co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and chairs their Board of Directors.
– Jo Harvey Barringer
Managing Director for Broken Rainbow UK, an LGBT domestic abuse charity.
– Trevell Paul
Member of the Manchester Debating Union and Physics Student at the University of Manchester.
Venue: Roscoe Building, Lecture Theatre B/
Time: 17:00 – 18:30.