The Guardian

Elton John: I Want Zachary to Grow Up in a World Without Homophobia

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In spite of everything that’s gone before, the last 12 months have been the happiest and most special of my life. To become a parent is a blessing I never imagined might be bestowed upon me until recently. It’s an awe-inspiring responsibility and both David and I are determined to fulfil that responsibility – not just to our son but to his generation. We want him to grow up in a Britain where every young person is not just loved as much as we love him, but is afforded fair treatment and respect. However, as we start thinking about Zachary’s future education, it’s clear that this Britain doesn’t exist yet.

As another annual anti-bullying week approaches, homophobic bullying is still almost endemic in thousands of schools across our country. We owe our children better. Read More>>