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LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

UK School’s Anti-Bullying Education Not Spurred by "Gay Shoes"

By Winnie McCroy | May 15
A London Catholic school said their decision to call in gay rights group Stonewall to give lessons on homophobic bullying was not prompted by a five-year-old boy calling another student’s shoes "gay."

Right Wing Rages Over Reports a School Forced Same-Sex Kiss

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Some parents’ complaints about an Upstate New York middle school allegedly asking female students to ask each other for a kiss as part of an anti-bullying campaign have sparked a firestorm in the right-wing blogosphere.

Reflections of a Rock Lobster: Gay Youth Still Fighting for Safer Schools

By Antoinette Weil | Mar 2
More than 30 years after Aaron Fricke sued his school for the right to escort his boyfriend to a prom, LGBT students are still fighting to prevent discrimination and bullying in schools.

Bullied Arizona Youth Petitions Obama for LGBT Youth Advisor

Aug 19
While meeting with the President, Laieski proposed that the administration appoint an LGBT youth advisor to the President; which would serve as a liaison between the Obama Administration and our nation’s LGBT youth population.

ACLU Demands That Schools Stop Filtering LGBT Content

Mar 31
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Michigan and the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri sent letters to public high schools today demanding that the schools stop viewpoint-based censorship of LGBT web content.

Activists criticize Mass. anti-bullying bill

By Peter Cassels | Mar 15
Dee Dee Edmondson, political director for MassEquality, said the "Scott Brown effect" is one of the primary reasons Beacon Hill lawmakers remain reluctant to include LGBT-specific language in an anti-bullying bill.

No Opt-Out for Gay Topics in Ontario School System?

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 16
An anti-gay religious Web site claims that the Ontario school system is taking steps to keep school kids in the classroom when the topic turns to gays, even if parents with religious or cultural objections seek to opt their children out of those lessons.

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