Emma Thompson takes a stand against homophobia in Scottish schools


Albertus van Aswegen | Gay Star News | April 24, 2016

Academy Award-winning actress, Emma Thompson joins Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) to put an end to homophobia and bullying in Scottish schools.

According to Stonewall Scotland’s School Report, 14% of LGBTI youth and 42% of trans youth have left education because of homophobic and transphobic bullying.

The suicide and self-harm rates are also high for a country that is seen as one of the most LGBTI-friendly in Europe.

Thompson said: ‘The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any young person indulging in homophobic bullying is a teenage dinosaur who should just go and sit coughing over a sherry in an old white men’s club…it’s not cool, it’s not intelligent and it’s not attractive.’

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