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The education system is failing our LGBTQ young people

Friday 15 September 2017

Steven Agnew responded to the experiences of LGBTQ pupils in Northern Ireland schools report, saying: “It is clear that the education system is failing our LGBTQ young people.
“All children deserve the best possible education – it is a travesty that so many children feel stigmatised and marginalised within our schools. Our education system should imbue them with a sense of value and self worth. We know that this is not the case in many instances.
“The Department of Education must set out it’s response to these findings, detail how they will redress the issues identified and promote equality of opportunity for our LGBTQ young people.”
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