Schools must stop spreading homophobic and transphobic messages

[27/09/11 10:00] In schools across Europe young persons are being harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homophobic and transphobic bullying is an every day reality in the lives of many. It is time to react – especially in view of several national studies and reports warning that there have been a number of suicides among young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons feeling rejected by their peers and families, says Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. The scope of this problem appears to be large. (more)