Durham students vow to kick prejudice out of sport

The Northern Echo: Hannah Lowther, president of Team Durham, Grace Abel, community officer at Durham Students’ Union, and Dan Slavin, president of Durham Students’ Union, sign the charter against homophobia and transphobia Hannah Lowther, president of Team Durham, Grace Abel, community officer at Durham Students’ Union, and Dan Slavin, president of Durham Students’ Union, sign the charter against homophobia and transphobia

STUDENTS are helping to kick homophobia out of sport.

Durham Students’ Union (DSU) has signed up to a government sports charter against homophobia and transphobia.

Grace Abel, DSU’s community officer, said: “We aim to take a stand against prejudice in both sport and in the university as a whole.

“The signing of this charter signals a clear step forward in eliminating this unacceptable behaviour from Durham University.

“As a body we strive for inclusivity of all people and we want all Durham University students to feel they can participate in sport, no matter what their background.”

The signing was part of a week-long campaign dubbed Respect Irrespective.

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9:27pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Wish the Vice Chancellor of Durham would show some respect for his students by resigning. Shabby VC, Shabby management - time for shabby to go.
Wish the Vice Chancellor of Durham would show some respect for his students by resigning. Shabby VC, Shabby management - time for shabby to go. Voice-of-reality
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12:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

sineater says...

Time for some therapy VOR,?
Time for some therapy VOR,? sineater
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