SNP MSP for South Scotland Emma Harper has pledged her support for the Time for Inclusive Education campaign, which aims to combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with inclusive education. TIE believes in an education system which is inclusive and free of prejudice for LGBTI youth, and lobbies decision makers in order to achieve this.
TIE’s campaign was highlighted at First Minister’s Questions last week, where Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her support for the campaign’s objectives.
“9 out of 10 LGBTI people say they experienced homophobia, biphobia or transphobia at school and the overwhelming majority feel those bad experiences had a lasting impact on their lives.
“School should be a safe and supportive place for everybody, regardless of gender, sexuality or gender identification. Everyone deserves to have a safe, happy and productive experience of school which builds up their confidence and self-esteem and which gives our young people the best chances of success as adults.
“So I am proud to add my support to TIE’s campaign for inclusive education, as the First Minister has done, and look forward to working with the campaign to deliver their objectives of an inclusive education system which is free from prejudice and bullying.”
More information about Time for Inclusive Education can be found here: