for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality

Parents and carers

Many parents and carers have questions about homophobic bullying and about how best to support their children.

Homophobic bullying

Homophobic bullying is almost endemic in Britain's primary and secondary schools, with school staff saying it is the most common form of bullying after bullying because of weight (The Teachers' Report). Any young person can experience homophobic bullying, and if your child is targeted, this does not mean that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Read more about homophobic bullying 

Supporting your child 

Just because your son or daughter is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, this doesn't mean they will have a harder time growing up. It also doesn't mean they have changed. What has changed is that now you know them a little better. There are a few things you can do to support your child and to make sure they can be themselves and reach their potential. Read more about supporting your child

Working with schools 

Stonewall Scotland campaigns against homophobic bullying and for laying the foundations for a society without discrimination. We work with local and national government, school staff, and young people directly for a future where every young person will grow up free from fear of bullying and able to be him or herself. There are a few things you can do to make this vision reality. Read more about working with schools  


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