Homophobia Discussed In Wiltshire Schools

Schools all around Wiltshire are spending Anti-Bullying Week, which is held from the 19th – 23rd November, discussing discussing the effects of homophobic behaviour.

7 schools from around the county such as John Bentley School in Calne and the Royal Wootton Bassett School will watch Myth Busters, a short film which explains how it feels to be a gay young person and be subjected to homophobic language and behaviour.

The film is part of a campaign initiated by GoGs (Group of Gays) youth group called ‘Zee Tee’ – which stands for zero tolerance – and which is supported by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire. They are urging students to stop using ‘gay’ as a derogatory term and to show their commitment to this by signing a pledge and wearing a special wristband.