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Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

By Tucker Berardi | Mar 5
In response to the confusing messages being sent by DeVos and the Department of Education regarding Title IX, LGBT advocacy groups GLSEN and PFLAG have relaunched their 2009 #ClaimYourRights campaign.

Coming Out as LBGT at School Contributes to Well-Being

By EDGE | Mar 13
A timely new study has found that LGBT youth who come out at school report more positive adjustment as young adults and have significantly lower levels of depression with higher levels of self-esteem.

British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

GLSEN Mass. Conference Works to Teach Respect

By Tony Hobday | Apr 9
The Mar. 30 GLSEN conference at MIT brought together students, educators, parents and advocates, for a daylong block of workshops teaching a more inclusive curriculum.

GLAD Fights to Protect Transgender Youth in Schools

By Dan Meyer | Mar 3
GLAD’s strong track record continues in 2013, with the ensuring of protections for transgender people and guidelines for Massachusetts schools, which they will work to ensure are enforced.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Feb 22
While on Orange County School voted to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policy, the Lake County School Board faces criticism for preventing students from starting a GSA.

PFLAG Responds to Indiana Teacher Who Said Gays Have No Purpose in Life

Feb 17
After an Indiana teacher told kids she believes gays have no purpose in life, PFLAG organizers launched the "You Have a Purpose" Facebook page.

More Public Schools Dish Up Three Meals a Day

Too often teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and reading and more about where the next meal comes from. With breakfast and lunch already provided for poor students, many children now are getting all their meals at school.

Song Featured in Upcoming ABC News ’20/20’ Special to Benefit Work of GLSEN-led National Safe Schools Partnership

Sep 30
Austin-based youth band Residual Kid will donate all proceeds from downloads of its song "Can’t Take Me Away," which is featured throughout the upcoming ABC News "20/20" special on the murder of 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King, to the work of GLSEN.

Integrating LGBT History, People, Events into Secondary School Curricula

Sep 28
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and StoryCorps announced the release of Unheard Voices, a new middle and high school resource that seeks to integrate LGBT people into secondary school curricula.

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