Primary schoolchildren should be free to dress up in a tiara or superhero cloak without comment from teachers or pupils, the Church of England has said.
In bullying guidance issued to its schools, the Church said pupils should be free to explore “who they might be”.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the guidance would help schools spread the Christian message “without exception or exclusion”.
LGBT charity Stonewall said the advice would help to prevent bullying.
The Church, which educates one million pupils in nearly 5,000 schools, first issued guidance about homophobic bullying three years ago, but it has now been updated to cover transphobic and biphobic bullying.
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