Gay. Let's Get Over It - Stonewall campaign to end the misuse of the word 'gay'

stonewall mumsnet"That's so gay." Um, actually it probably isn't.

It's also something most of us don't want to hear, and it's absolutely something young people shouldn't have to hear in the classroom.

That's why, for Anti-Bullying Week 2013, we teamed up with Stonewall on Gay. Let’s Get Over It, a campaign to provide guidance to schools, parents and young people, and to address the misuse of the word 'gay'.

Mumsnetters talked about the need for the campaign here, and you can get involved in it here. Do share on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ – the more people know about the campaign, the more we can challenge unacceptable language and change the culture of our schools.

Survey: key findings

Mother and child

Read the headline figures from our survey carried out as part of the 'Gay. Let's Get Over It' campaign, which we carried out in association with Stonewall.

Support for the campaign

Nick Clegg

A number of celebrities and politicians have lent their support to 'Gay. Let's Get Over It', from Nick Clegg to Beverley Knight. Take a look at what they've said.

Want to get involved?

Gay. Let's Get the Meaning Straight.

Find out how you can lend a hand with Mumsnet's and Stonewall's campaign to tackle the misuse of the word 'gay', including tweeting your school.

Infographic: facts and figures


Take a look at the results of Mumsnet's and Stonewall's surveys on the use of homophobic language in schools, and how this affects young gay, lesbian and bisexual people.


So you think your child is gay?

Download Stonewall's helpful PDFs for parents and schools, giving information and advice on dealing with homophobia, as part of their 'Gay. Let's Get Over It' campaign with us.

Advice about bullying


Bullying takes many forms – verbal, physical, emotional, virtual. Get Mumsnetters' advice about bullying, whether your child is the victim or perpetrator.