Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has announced his support for the ‘So What’ campaign.
THE campaign which was started by Stuart Hatton, the winner of Mr Gay World 2014, seeks to combat homophobic bullying in schools and has a simple message: “Some of us have green eyes, some of us have blue eyes. Some of us are straight, some of us are gay…So What?”.
Stuart, is hoping through the campaign to draw attention to the issue of homophobic bullying, and is calling for action on this especially in schools, with 9 out of 10 teachers in the UK claiming that they are aware of it taking place in their school.
Mr Kirby has taken a close interest in the issue and took part in last years Stonewall Equality Walk in Brighton to raise money to help combat homophobic bullying in schools and he has previously written to the Education Secretary to call for more work to be done on the issue.
Speaking about the campaign, Mr Kirby said: “Homophobic bullying is completely unacceptable, and is unfortunately still a reality for children and staff in too many schools across the UK. Whilst there has been welcome progress on reducing the prevalence of homophobic bullying, there is still more that needs to be done.
“This is why I am proud to support the ‘So What’ campaign, as I believe that there needs to not only be a greater public awareness of this problem, but also further action to help see prejudice and abuse on the grounds of sexual orientation become a thing of the past.”
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