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Minn. LGBT Youth Group Not Allowed to Participate in Halloween Parade

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 12
Organizers of a town in Minnesota that has come under fire for not protecting LGBT youth won’t let them participate in a Halloween parade.

Justice Department Hails Minn. School Settlement

By Steve Karnowski | Mar 7
A settlement with Minnesota’s largest school district over the harassment and bullying of students who are gay, or perceived to be gay, should serve as a model for other schools in the U.S., federal officials said Tuesday.

Minn. School District Settles Bullying Lawsuits

By Steve Karnowski | Mar 5
Minnesota’s largest school district on Monday voted to settle a pair of lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for failing to protect gay students from bullying.

Minn. School District’s Controversial LGBT Policies Debated

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
Teachers from Minnesota’s largest school district debate about the current LGBT policy that forces them to remain neutral on the LGBT subjects as well as a proposed policy that prohibits them from discussing the topic as well.

Despite Lawsuits, Anti-Gay Parents’ Group Defends ’Neutrality’ Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26
Even though the Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota faces two lawsuits over anti-gay bullying, a parents’ group insists that a so-called "neutrality policy" regarding GLBT issues has served the district well.

Rash of Gay Suicides in Bachmann’s District: Her Homophobia at Fault?

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27
Nine students in one school district have killed themselves in the last two years, and others have attempted suicide. Many of them suffered anti-gay bullying. The school district: Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin -- in Michele Bachmann’s congressional district.

Teachers in Anti-Gay Harassment Case Take ’Voluntary Leave’

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
Two teachers who allegedly subjected a student to humiliating anti-gay comments and jokes have reportedly taken "voluntary leave."

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