Chris Kluwe threatens to take Vikings to court, after refusal to release report into homophobia

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Outspoken advocate of gay rights and retired NFL star, Chris Kluwe, will take his former team to court, after it reneged on promises to release the findings of an investigation into whether his dismissal last year was due to his support for the LGBT community.

Kluwe starred as a punter for the Minnesota Vikings from 2005 to 2012. He is an outspoken advocate of gay rights and particularly of gay marriage, and has previously stated that he supports the gay community simply because

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UK: Stonewall report shows Scotland ‘lagging behind’ on tackling bullying

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A new report on homophobic bullying in primary and secondary schools indicates that Scottish schools are lagging behind others in Britain.

The figures were collected from a YouGov survey on 2,043 teachers and are contained in the Teachers’ Report 2014, which was released by Stonewall at the Education for All conference on Friday.

11% of primary school teachers in Scotland were more likely to report that pupils experienced homophobic bullying or name-calling

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Report explores what it is like to be LGBT and Muslim in the US

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A special report released last week by Al Jazeera America, explored issued faced by people both LGBT and Muslim in America.

An episode of America Tonight aired last week saw reporter Edward Wyckoff Williams speak to LGBT Muslims on their lives in the US, as well as struggles to be accepted.

While some had been forced to abandon their faith after struggles as they came from countries where being LGBT is illegal, others found a way to strike a balance, and hold on to their religion.

One imam featured in the programme urged parents to love and care for their children, and to not expel them from their families.

GLAAD’s Omar Sharif Jr. commented on the program: “As someone from a Muslim family, I’m heartened to see a nuanced report that listens to the stories of LGBT Muslims. When I came out in 2012, I also faced struggles with family, religion, race, and sexual orientation. I applaud the other brave LGBT Muslims who shared their lives with Al Jazeera America and with all of us.”

Leading LGBT rights organisation GLAAD has urged the topic to be more widely explored.

The full report is available to view below.

Edward Wyckoff Williams reports “Gay and Muslim in America” – Al Jazeera from Edward Wyckoff Williams on Vimeo.

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Stonewall conference launches Teachers’ Report into homophobic bullying

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Stonewall has published a report showing the extent of homophobic bullying in schools, at the charity’s latest Education for All conference, held for teachers and students on Friday.

The Teachers’ Report, which contains research conducted by YouGov of teachers across England, Scotland and Wales, indicates general improvements since the last report (published in 2009).

Nevertheless, 86% of secondary school teachers and 45% of primary school teachers still report that pupils in their school have experienced homophobic bullying.

Luke Tryl, Head of Education at Stonewall, told the conference:

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Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion

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A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to

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