Politicians, health researchers and gay rights activists have accused News Limited columnist Miranda Devine of misrepresenting evidence and downplaying the seriousness of homophobic bullying in a front-page news story and accompanying opinion piece published in Sydney's Daily Telegraph
Devine's news story
, republished on the Herald Sun
websites, claims NSW students "are being taught it is wrong and 'heterosexist' to regard heteros-xuality as the norm for human relationships". In her full-page opinion piece
, Devine says the Proud Schools anti-homophobia program -- which is being trialled in 12 NSW schools -- "appears designed more for indoctrination and propaganda than to eliminate bullying". She argues there is "little evidence" that homophobia is a big problem in schools.