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News: UK

Tue 26 Nov, 2013
By Robert Ingham


Stonewall is launching a poster campaign this week, fronted by Will Young, to tackle the problem

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Nearly all homosexual teenagers say they hear the word "gay" being used as an insult, according to research carried out by Stonewall.

Of the 1,600 pupils interviewed 99% said they had heard homophobic language used regularly.

Eighty-four per cent said they were upset by gay being used as an insult.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual charity Stonewall is launching a poster campaign this week, fronted by Will Young, to tackle the problem.



Copies of the new posters and guidance are being sent to around half of all secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales.

Source: BBC

To read more click here: www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/24984781

 

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