Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality, says she wants to tackle causes of inequality right where they start.
Research shows that homophobic bullying and language is widespread in schools. Tackling it is not an optional extra, but a core equality issue.
The Department for Education is dedicating over £2 million to support projects that make a difference and 65 local authorities, involving more than 700 schools, are working as education champions with Stonewall charity.
Read the full speech here.