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British Army servicemen back Stonewall's anti-bullying campaign

2015-11-17
This week marks National Anti-Bullying Week in the UK, and among those to take a stand against the bullies are British Army servicemen, who've back Stonewall's #NOBYSTANDERS campaign. The pledge - which has already been supported by stars including Years & Years' frontman Olly Alexander - aims to stamp out homophobic language and behaviour in the classroom, home and workplace, and soldiers from across the country have been adding their own names to make a stand against anti-gay language. army The pledge reads: “I will never be a bystander to bullying and teasing language. If I hear it, I will call it out and if I can, I will stop it. “By adding my name, I promise to stand up for fairness, kindness and never be a bystander.” https://twitter.com/BritishArmy/status/666613535217164288 https://twitter.com/HQ1ArtyBde_SW/status/666538883518197760 Stonewall’s Chief Executive Ruth Hunt previously said of the charity’s #NOBYSTANDERS campaign: “We recognise that discrimination comes in all forms and starts early – in the playground name-calling and teasing that many people still tolerate and consider ‘normal’. “So we’ve started the #NOBYSTANDERS campaign to unite everyone in Britain and encourage them to take a stand against bullying in all its forms. “No one can afford to be a bystander to bullying and that is why we are calling on every single person in Britain to sign the #NOBYSTANDERS pledge: hear it, stop it.” For more information and to sign the pledge yourself, visit nobystanders.org.uk More stories: Man 'exposed himself and shouted anti-gay slurs' on London Underground In defence of the gay age gap