She says, “The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any young person indulging in homophobic bullying is a teenage dinosaur who should just go and sit coughing over a sherry in an old white men’s club.
“It’s not cool, it’s not intelligent and it’s not attractive. Let the rainbow live. We are all in this together and if you’re young, you know that better than anyone. Get rid of the old, get in with the new – get rid of homophobia.”
Thompson’s support for the campaign should certainly help TIE gets out its message, and it’s a message that needs hearing, as their research suggests a quarter of LGBT young people in Scotland have attempted suicide, and more than half have experienced homophobic bullying, and/or self-harmed. For more information on TIE, check out their website.