Chidline is a free and confidential service for young people who are dealing with gender issues. Young people are free to contact the helpline when they are worried or need help. They can call 08001111 and can also email at the organisation’s website.
In this month of Pride, Childline announced its first LGBT+ Campaigner. Munroe tweeted “Proud to be announced as @childine’s first LGBT+ Campaigner. The wellbeing and empowerment of LGBTQIA+ identifying children and young people is something that I have been passionate about throughout my career as an activist.“
Childline is run by NSPCC. And it has reportedly led more than 6000 counseling sessions. Children are taught about gender and sexual identity, and are also made aware of subjects like homophobic bullying.
Her appointment as the campaigner comes at a crucial time in UK. In anderton Park primary School Birmingham parents complained about the No Outsiders lessons. It taught about LGBT+ relationships, race, religion, adoption and disability.
The chief inspector of schools Amanda Spileman replied to the complaints by saying parents cannot “pick and choose”, whether their children study about LGBT+ relationships.
A teacher Andrew Moffat told that the anger that the study regime is facing is exactly why the LGBT+ Studies should be mandatory. He said ”I want children to be proud of who they are. And I think all parents want that for their children”. He again went ahead to explain why he feels this generation needs it. “My hope for the future is that no LGBT child goes through what we went through in the 1980s. I want them to now that it’s aright and you’re going to be ok.”
Munroe is a model who has become the icon for queer and trans youth. She was a victim of bullying and finds that every child should know how to identify themselves and not become overwhelmed by bullies around them.