Still stuck inthe closet
Thanks to the present government, Section 28 is now history. Current sex education guidance requires teachers to deal honestly and sensitively with questions about homosexuality and to tackle homophobic bullying. Sensibly, it also requires heads and governors to liaise with parents to ensure unsuitable materials are not used in sex education classes. Progress indeed. But there is still a way to go before homosexuality is fully accepted in schools. That time will only come when gay and lesbian teachers do not have to conceal their sexuality at work.