Friday, November 9, 2018

Scottish schools are the world's first to adopt LGBT inclusive education

Scotish Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Scotland is to become the first country in the world to have LGBT-inclusive education embedded throughout the curriculum.

Over the last 18 months, Stonewall Scotland has been part of the Scottish Government’s LGBT Inclusive Education Working Group, which was established to improve the school experience for LGBT young people and address bullying and discrimination.

The Scottish Government has accepted all 33 of the Working Group’s recommendations in full and intends to implement these reforms to practice and guidance, professional learning, inspections, and the recording of bullying incidents by 2021.

This is a culmination of the hard work of teachers, young people, parents and organisations such as LGBT Youth Scotland, Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), and Stonewall Scotland, who have campaigned for inclusive education for many years.

Stonewall Scotland will continue to work with the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and organisations such as Time for Inclusive Education and LGBT Youth Scotland on the implementation of these reforms which will transform the experience of LGBT young people in all Scottish schools for the better.

This is a great milestone for the Scotish LGBT community, congrats!!!

Scotish Parliament legalized same-sex marriage
on February 2014


  1. The Broward County Florida School District, where Fort Lauderdale is located, and which serves a population of 2 million people, has Scotland beat by at least 6 years. The Broward County school district made teaching LGBT History a required part of school curriculum for all students in September, 2012, and part of High School curriculum for at least 10 years before then. Broward County is the home of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, btw where students organized the famous Never Again March on Washington last February.

  2. wow, that is awesome Eddi!!! thanks for sharing!

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