Andy Wasley

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Sir Ian McKellen: 'We Can Be Better Without Bullying'

(18) Comments | Posted 21 November 2012 | (23:00)

Here in Britain we're currently marking Anti-Bullying Week, a national campaign to get schools to work harder to make playgrounds and classrooms safe and fun places to learn and grow up. Those of us who were bullied at school, for whatever reason, will empathise keenly with young people who dread...

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Olympic Legacy: No Change for Gay Athletes

(77) Comments | Posted 25 July 2012 | (00:00)

Long after the last athletes and spectators have left the Olympic Park in September, London 2012's organisers will be obsessing over the much-hyped Olympic Legacy. London won its bid for the Games on an explicit promise of 'greater inclusion' for all communities. Recent research conducted by the University of Cambridge...

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The FA Must Work Much Harder to Tackle Homophobia in Football

(8) Comments | Posted 24 January 2012 | (23:00)

In less than two weeks, two professional footballers have been punished for making homophobic comments on Twitter. On 12 January, Oxford City sacked Lee Steele for making an offensive remark about Gareth Thomas, the openly gay rugby league player. And on 24 January the FA fined...

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