IDAHOT day @MHS. Challenging homophobia and teaching tolerance/ Focus #2

Standards: 1.2; 1.3; 1.5; 2.2; 2.6; 4.5

Focus 2: Supporting teachers and students in non-academic environment.
Purpose of the event is to promote tolerance and challenge homophobia. The blog post records, illustrates and promotes to the MHS and wider communities significant events happening in the school.

Melbourne High School Library

Post by Chris Bush (Teacher of Commerce and English)

Melbourne High School is a member of Safe Schools Coalition Victoria. Our school has pledged to continually look for ways to be more welcoming and accepting of LGBTI staff and students. IDAHOT day is a chance for schools to increase visibility around the existence of homophobia and transphobia – and to challenge it. Crucially at MHS we see IDAHOT as a chance to increase the visibility of acceptance that the overwhelming majority of our staff and students have for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Essentially our boys ‘don’t care’ who you love, they just want people to be happy and healthy. This does not mean that the situation here is perfect. Our school must continue to challenge all forms of homophobia and transphobia even if they are not as apparent or explicit as they are at other schools – we…

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