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London School Abused Over LGBT+ Rainbow Crosswalk

A school in London recently painted a rainbow crosswalk in celebration of LGBT+ History Month and has received more than 200 abusive messages and angry reactions on social media as a result.

A spokeswoman for the school said that the abusive messages were “not from parents or anyone connected with the school”, adding that the school had also been “overwhelmed with positive messages of support from parents, carers and [its] community”.

Gerry Robinson, head of Woodside High School, on White Hart Lane, said: “This rainbow crossing stands for our commitment to championing equality, for our children's rights to be respected and able to thrive as themselves, in school and beyond.

“The hundreds of abusive messages regarding Woodside's work on equality will not deter us from continuing our work.In fact, it only encourages us further for we do not want our students to go out into the world and face such hate.”

Woodside holds the Gold Award Stonewall School Champion title because of their celebration of diversity and work to tackle discrimination, according to the ‘BBC’. 

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