David Mundell, the first openly gay, Tory cabinet minister, supports a campaign for LGBT issues to be taught in Scottish schools.
He gave his support to Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) who have said they will tackle the high rates of bullying young LGBT people experience.
Mr Mundell, The secretary of state for Scotland said: “Because of the support I had from family, friends and colleagues, coming out as a gay man has been an incredibly positive experience for me. But many LGBTI young people still face homophobia and bullying on a daily basis.
“This is not acceptable and cannot be ignored. That is why I am supporting the TIE campaign – to tackle prejudice and spread understanding in our schools, giving LGBTI young people equality and respect, which is their right.”
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