Safe Schools Coalition comes under fire

High school can be a trying time – puberty hits you like a kick in the teeth, cliquishness separates the cool kids from the geeks, and you find yourself noticing the people around you in a whole new way. Of course, it’s even harder if the people you’re starting to notice or the way you feel in your own body doesn’t line up with society’s expectations. The Safe Schools Coalition has been around for a while visiting schools to try and educate students on what it means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or questioning your sexuality and cut down on rates of bullying. But lately, it’s come under fire mostly by people who haven’t been in high school for generations.

The Daily spoke to Lucy Nicholas, lecturer in gender and sexualities at Swinburne University of Technology.

Produced by Sean Britten and Tess Connery

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