Enforce anti-homophobia policies and activities in schools through Ofsted.

All schools, including faith schools and independent schools should be forced through Ofsted to have policies in place for dealing with homophobic bullying, including positive action such as activities to celebrate Gay History Month with a prominence equal to that given to Black History Month. Gay teachers should be encouraged to be out and to provide role models. There should be identified teachers for students to come to with issues and relationships should be established with local gay youth groups. Sex education should cover same sex relationships and explain how to pratice safer sex.

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All schools, including faith schools and independent schools should be forced through Ofsted to have policies in place for dealing with homophobic bullying, including positive action such as activities to celebrate Gay History Month with a prominence equal to that given to Black History Month. Gay teachers should be encouraged to be out and to provide role models. There should be identified teachers for students to come to with issues and relationships should be established with local gay youth groups. Sex education should cover same sex relationships and explain how to pratice safer sex.