Scottish Parliament leads the way to back LGBT+ education.
Sixty six MSPs back same-sex education for the Scottish curriculum calling for LGBT issues to be taught in all schools making Scotland the first among European parliaments to support such a scheme.
The Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign sought support from MSPs to commit to a new national strategy to tackle homophobic bullying and isolation of LGBT+ youth in Scotland’s schools.
Proposals outlined in the campaign’s pledge will be debated at the SNP’s upcoming spring conference in March.
A TIE spokesperson said: “We are delighted to have achieved majority support for our proposals for LGBTI-inclusive education in Scottish schools. This marks a significant step forward; not only for our campaign, but for all LGBTI young people across the country.
“It is important to recognise that this parliamentary mandate for our calls is a historical moment in the push for equal rights in Scotland. We now look forward to working with MSPs to ensure that the strategy outlined in our pledge is realised, as it is time to end the legacy of Section 28 – once and for all.”
Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse said: “The Scottish Parliament has made herself clear – we support the Tie campaign. We support inclusive education in our schools; we support training and guidance for our teachers; and we support, unequivocally, our young LGBTI pupils who have had the courage to speak out and work with TIE.”
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has repeatedly prasied the work of the TIE campaign.