Last night Stonewall held the premiere of FIT – its film for every school to tackle homophobic bullying. The film – the first of its kind – was screened at the Soho Curzon in London.
The Mayor of London has today welcomed the initiative. Boris Johnson said:
“Homophobic bullying is not only distressing, it can have tragic consequences, so I am pleased to have been able to put funding into Stonewall’s new film for schools. I hope it will help to increase teachers’ confidence to tackle the problem in secondary schools and this in turn will encourage young people to report incidents. This resource should go some way in fostering an environment in which homophobic bullying is recognised as being utterly unacceptable and doesn’t occur in the first place.”