UK Equalities Minister swears that Brexit won’t influence on LGBT protection

French students work on the test of Philosophy as they take the baccalaureat exam (high school graduation exam) on June 18, 2012 at the Pasteur high school in Strasbourg, eastern France. Some 703.059 candidates are registered for the 2012 session. The exam results will be announced on July 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Caroline Dinenage told Gay Star News that she would try her best not to let separation from the European Union influence on the life of British LGBT community. She promised that the LGBT school students will receive a better sex education and will be protected from bullying even in religious schools commonly known for preaching homophobia. She also promised to provide gender-neutral school uniforms and trans-inclusive bathroom policy to help transgender students. ‘It has taken time. But we have to equip our youngsters with what they need to face the challenges of the modern world. And those challenges are so different from the stone ages when I was at school. We weren’t talking about online bullying and revenge porn even five years ago. We need to make sure we are equipping our young people to lead happy and healthy lives,’ the minister insisted. As for the question of how student’s parents may react, she replied: ‘Well you have to allow parents ultimately to make their decisions around what their children are taught. Sex and relationships education in the biological aspect is compulsory, they can’t get out of that.We have to make sure our youngsters, whatever their gender, their sexual orientation, whatever challenges they face in their life, that they are equipped in the best way we possible can.’


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