The UK cuts anti-LGBT bullying programs, and anti-LGBT Tanzanian president hopes to work with the Biden administration.
England cut £4 million worth of programs geared toward protecting LGBT students from bullying, according to BBC News.
The decision affects 2,250 schools in England.
The Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Challenge Fund, as it was initially known, provided free training and workshops to teachers, staff and students.
“Our work in schools tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying funded by@educationgovuk and @GEOgovuk was hugely impactful, but continued funding is needed to ensure all schools can access this vital support,” Metro, an LGBT charity, said in a Tweet on Nov. 19.
England’s Conservative Party has pledged to continue to fight bullying, including bullying targeting the LGBT community. The issue is even included in its 2019 manifesto for government, The Guardian reported.
The Government Equalities Office said that the fund was always due to end in March 2020, BBC News Reported.
Dr. John Magufuli. Photo via Twitter.
Dr. John Magufuli, the allegedly homophobic president of Tanzania, is working to establish a stronger relationship with America, despite the recent president-elect’s views on the LGBT community, RightsAfrica reported.
President Magufuli congratulated President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris in a tweet on Nov. 10. Magufuli also said that Tanzania will continue to cherish the relationship between America and Tanzania.
“Joe Biden believes that every human being should be treated with respect and dignity and be able to live without fear no matter who they are or who they love,” according to Biden’s campaign website.
President Magufuli, who was sworn into his second term on Nov. 5, has been accused of violating LGBT rights, RightsAfrica reported.
The Tanzanian government has used arrests and forced anal exams to repress the LGBT community, the Human Rights Watch reported.
Tanzania has requested $328,700,000 in U.S. aid for 2021, according to the US Foreign Assistance tracker.