February 03, 2005

Missing Out

I picked up a copy of the Times Education Supplement in the staff room today and discovered that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month had started without me.

As far as I can tell, it seems my school is missing out. As the Schools Minister (not to be confused with his boss the Education Minister) Stephen Twigg has long been a gay activist, it is not surprising that he said, “We will be encouraging schools to take part.” The Goverment has even contributed some of my money to fund the Schools Out website (link intentionally omitted) but you can Google it.

The purpose of Schools Out:

* To provide both a formal and informal support network for all lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transpersons in education.

* To research, debate and stimulate curriculum development on issues of sexuality.

* To campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transperson issues as they affect education and those in education.

But Stephen Twigg isn't the only Government gun behind Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. Jacqui Smith, the Minister of State for Industry and the Regions and Deputy Minister for Women and Equality (now there's a job) said, “I believe the month will be important in helping to drive the culture change to create a more inclusive society.”

Does this Government have an agenda on perversion? Is it any surprise that their policies in other areas undermine the family? That it is more tax advantageous to be anything other than a married couple? (I'll be blogging on that in the future, as the Government are about to take away an additional £800 per month from our income.)

Posted by david at February 3, 2005 01:12 AM | TrackBack
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