This research was undertaken by LGBT Youth Scotland in partnership with the Centre for Education for Racial Equality ( CERES) at the University of Edinburgh. Our thanks are due to Michelle Irvine of the Scottish Executive Education Department ( SEED) for her assistance and advice throughout the project. Thanks are also due to the members of the Project Advisory Group whose expertise contributed to the success of the research:
Nadine Aliane: LGBT Liaison Officer, Lothian and Borders Police
Rowena Arshad: Director, CERES
Liz McIntyre: Senior Educational Psychologist, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Anne Patrizio: Parents Enquiry Scotland
Jamie Rennie: Chief Executive, LGBT Youth Scotland
Alison Wales: Policy and Information Officer, ChildLine Scotland
We are grateful to the Education Authorities and schools who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the research surveys and interviews.
We would also like to thank all of the young people who shared their experiences and views in the online survey and participated in the focus group. Special thanks go to ProjectScotland volunteers Ollie Green, Sean Green and Nick O'Halloran for their help in the project.