Thursday 19 November 2020 / 10:15 AM Tulip Siddiq

Pulling away financial support from programmes preventing LGBT bullying in schools is especially callous

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to the news that the government has withdrawn funding from programmes working to prevent LGBT bullying in schools, said:

“This decision will only serve to further marginalise LGBT young people.

“The government itself has admitted that young people who identify as LGBT have higher risk of bullying and long term harm to their education, health and well-being, so to be pulling away financial support from those fighting this abuse is especially callous.”