EACH news and blog
EACH delights at Diana Award for Reach Young People
4th March 2014
Young people involved in EACH’s Reach project have received national recognition of their work challenging homophobic, sexist and cyberbullying across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The Diana Anti-Bullying Champion Award recognises the work of young people who take a stand against bullying and challenge it within their schools and communities.
Participants in Reach have been working together to share their experiences of prejudice-based bullying, turning them into useful, tangible messages to help other young people and model best practice to the adults working with them…(read more).
Cyberbullying and Prejudice: Safeguarding Young People’s Time Online
10th February 2014
Featuring national experts in e-safety and cyberbullying, our conference will inform and support professionals working with young people to address contemporary safeguarding issues, comply with their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and meet the requirements of the Ofsted Inspections Framework 2012.
Delegates have the opportunity to participate in talks, workshops and panel discussions on topics such as:
For any queries e-mail email@example.com or ring 0117 946 7607.
EACH celebrates LGBT History Month 2014
3rd February 2014
February is LGBT History Month which takes place every year in order to celebrate the lives and achievements of gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world. LGBT History Month 2014 is particularly busy for EACH as we have a presence at events nationally promoting equality and challenging prejudice experienced by way of sexual orientation or gender identity. Find out what EACH is up to throughout February as well as details of an exciting forthcoming announcement….(continue reading).
EACH awarded funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation
21st January 2014
EACH has welcomed a donation from the Lloyds Bank Foundation towards its freephone Actionline for young people to secure support following homophobic or transphobic bullying. Since 2003 EACH has provided a continuous service for any young person suffering this prejudice based bullying. Regardless of ability, ethnicity, faith, gender or sexuality EACH asserts that it is not ok for someone to make you feel worthless because you are (or people think you are) gay or transgender….(more information).
Mental health issues amongst LGBT youth are not inevitable
14th January 2014
A major survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people in the UK has found that just under half have experienced mental health issues. However we should not forget that LGBT young people demonstrate extraordinary resilience on a daily basis in the face of hostility and silence…(read more).
EACH report calls for broader understanding of homophobic bullying
10th December 2013
A report published by EACH calls for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to adopt a broader understanding of homophobic bullying and its impact on young people today. The report unpicks a number of ‘taken for granted’ assumptions around homophobic bullying whilst advocating for collaborative initiatives to challenge homophobia based on three principles: recognition, prevention and response.
Reach young people make films to challenge gender stereotyping
22nd November 2013
On 15th-17th November 2013 young people involved in our Reach project took part in a free film-making weekend at Barton Camp in North Somerset. Working with a professional film crew the group scripted, directed and starred in two films challenging gender stereotypes. It was felt that gender stereotyping can affect everyone from a young age and be a source of bullying…(more).
IMPACT 2013: Social Media and Sexism
4th November 2013
On Thursday 24th October Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect (TIGER) was pleased to deliver a workshop as part of EACH’s youth-led event IMPACT. The event was organised by members of the Reach steering group and creatively explored the place that social media takes in our lives today as well examined issues of online prejudice…(more).
Putting a Stop to Prejudice Based Crime
16th October 2013
South Gloucestershire Police, RHINS (Reporting Hate Incidents in North Somerset) and EACH have joined forces to produce two films designed to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic crime and the importance of reporting it. EACH is committed to working in partnership with the Police and local authorities to raise awareness of the importance of reporting homophobia and transphobia, as well as ensure that reported incidents are dealt with effectively and sensitively.
If you have been the target of a homophobic or transphobic incident you can report to EACH via our dedicated Actionline (0808 1000 143) or online reporting form.
Job Opportunitiy: Individual Giving and Administration Intern
2nd October 2013
EACH is looking for an Individual Giving and Administration Assistant to support and raise income for EACH’s projects through awareness-raising and donor fundraising. This opportunity is available through the University of Bristol Internship scheme. Working in a small and friendly team this is an exciting opportunity for a University of Bristol student or recent graduate to contribute to the work of an award-winning charity. Further details about the role and how to apply are available on the University of Bristol Careers Service website.
Reach film-making weekend: 15th-17th November 2013
27th September 2013
To inform the Reach resource EACH is inviting up to 20 young people to explore their creative ideas and work as a team to produce a film addressing homophobia, sexism or cyberbullying. No film-making experience necessary! This will be a great opportunity for you to meet people, learn new skills and contribute to a valuable resource for schools and youth agencies….(more).
In the news
UN releases film on the history of LGBT Rights for Human Rights Day
10th December 2013
The UN’s Free and Equal campaign released a film today celebrating progress made in LGBT equality worldwide whilst recognising the work still to be done.
Tom Daley shares with fans that he is in love with a man
2nd December 2013
In a youtube broadcast Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley shares with his fans: “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy.”
Tom Daley is one of the first British olympic athletes to come out. He added that his broadcast should “be a signal not just to other sportspeople but to all young people that you can be open about your sexuality, even in a very public environment.”
Sexism is a daily reality for girls
29th November 2013
A report from Girlguiding UK reveals that sexism is so widespread that it affects ‘most aspects’ of girls lives. The report Equality for Girls is based on a survey of more than 1,200 girls and young women aged seven to 21.
BCFM radio interview EACH
26th September 2013
EACH and young people in the Reach steering group are interviewed by BCFM One Love Breakfast about their work challenging homophobic, sexist and cyberbullying and how other young people can get involved.
The return of Section 28
20th August 2013
The sex-education policies of dozens of schools are to be urgently investigated by the Government after the institutions were accused of returning to the anti-gay prejudice of the 1980s….(more).
Same-sex marriage set to enter law
16th July 2013
The bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales has passed its final hurdle in parliament…(more).
Church of England announces campaign to stamp out homophobic bullying in CofE schools
6th July 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, stated that the church ‘must accept that there is a revolution in the area of sexuality’. Read more here.
Avon and Somerset’s PCC speaks out against homophobic and transphobic crime
17th May 2013
As part of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Sue Mounstevens urges targets of homophobic and transphobic crimes to come forward and secure the support they need.
LGBT rights are human rights
15th May 2013
UN releases a powerful anti-homophobic message which questions the viewer about human rights violations suffered by LGBT people around the world, and encourages everyone to build a world that is free and equal.
The gay airman who took on the military
25th March 2013
The BBC remembers Leonard Matlovich who made history in 1975 when he came out to challenge the ban on gay people in the US military.
Man jailed for murdering gay teen
21st March 2013
Young man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire jailed after bullying led to tragic death. Steven Simpson, aged 18, died at a birthday party last June from severe burns after being taunted about his sexuality and learning difficulties.
My transgender life
14th March 2013
An insightful blog entry on The Independent exploring the public ‘social transition’ experienced when undergoing gender reassignment.
Does the media sensationalise bullying?
12th March 2013
A talk by journalists at the South by South West festival explores the difficulties of responsible reporting on bullying and capturing the nuances of the issue.
Guardian article ignites discussion around transphobia
14th January 2013
Articles by Suzanne Moore, Julie Bindel and Julie Birchill have ignited a row over transphobia and hate speech. Roz Kaveney responds in this comment is free article.