MTV UK Supports Stonewall's Anti-Bullying Week
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They have all donned the campaign's iconic t-shirts baring the slogan 'Some people are gay. Get over it!’ - to raise awareness for those who have experienced homophobic bullying.
Two thirds of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying in schools.
96% of gay pupils still hear homophobic remarks like ‘poof’ or ‘lezza’ at school and almost all of them regularly hear phrases like ‘that’s so gay’ in the classroom.
As a result, many students decide to change their plans for future education because of it and 41% of bullied students have attempted or thought about taking their own lives because of it.
That’s not right, and that’s why MTV UK are joining forces with Stonewall to raise awareness of homophobic bullying in schools all this Anti-Bullying Week.
Stonewall works with organisations to help bring equality to LGBT at home, work and at school.
They undertake research on hate crime, health and bullying, they help educate people on LGBT matters and they press the government on issues like equal marriage. And that’s just the start.