More than a third of Greater Manchester’s workers have faced bullying in the workplace — a figure above the national average. We hear from Lisa — not her real name — who was forced to leave her job in the NHS after suffering at the hands of bosses. Plus, Duncan Boswell meets some hairy Norsemen in Stockport’s Market Place.
Stuart Hatton Jr is a winner of the Mr Gay UK and Mr Gay World competitions.
This week he launched an anti-bullying campaign. He’s encouraging people to tweet a photo of themselves with So What written on their hand, with the hashtag #SoWhat.
Stuart told Under the Rainbow that he hopes to help young people shrug off homophobic and other bullying that may be directed at them.
Radio made for young people in Stockport.
Singer-songwriter Matt Wood – My Lyrical Mind – joins us in studio to perform some of his music.
And we discuss how to tackle the increasing problem of cyber-bullying.
Thursday 20th September 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.
Tonight Under the Rainbow also concluded their conversation about homophobic abuse in schools.
The National Union of Teachers and School’s Out have released a report on homophobia.
They surveyed 750 teachers in Greater Manchester, and found that 87% had observed homophobic abuse.
Last week Under the Rainbow spoke to Jeff Evans, the Academic Spokesperson for School’s Out. Tonight is the conclusion of that discussion.