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GLSEN Mass. Conference Works to Teach Respect

By Tony Hobday | Tuesday Apr 9, 2013
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.

ACLU Threatens to Sue PA School For Blocking Formation of GSA

By Lana Cooper | Sunday Mar 31, 2013
Two new cases of discrimination against LGBT youth in Pennsylvania prompted a change in school policy - only one of which was in favor of the LGBT students.

Teachers are the Anti-Gay Bullies at SoCal High School, Says ACLU

By Les Spindle | Saturday Mar 30, 2013
Responding to alleged harassment and bullying by SoCal teachers against LGBT students, the Southern California ACLU has filed a demand that the violations cease.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Friday Feb 22, 2013
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.

Thrive Brings Gay and Straight Cape Cod Youth Together

By Antoinette Weil | Tuesday Jan 8, 2013
The Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance, founded in 1996, has expanded its age range to accept youth up to 24 years old, and has rebranded itself as "Thrive."

R.I. Lawmaker Threatens to Cut High School’s Funding Over GSA

By Joe Siegel | Monday Apr 4, 2011
State Rep. Dan Gordon (R-Tiverton) sparked outrage among Rhode Island’s LGBT activists when he wrote on a blog that he would cut Tiverton High School’s funding if officials allowed a gay-straight alliance to meet on campus.

GSA Leadership Summit comes to Long Beach

By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Tuesday Feb 1, 2011
Roughly 70 students attended the GSA Leadership Summit at Long Beach City College on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Canadian Catholic School Bans GSAs

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jan 11, 2011
A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada came under fire for banning gay-straight alliances and then defending the decision by saying that Nazi groups would also be barred.

Utah Youth Founds GSA

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 1, 2010
A junior high student in Bountiful, Utah has laid the groundwork for a Gay-Straight Alliance at his school.

Broward County School Board recognizes Day of Silence

By Joseph Erbentraut | Wednesday Mar 10, 2010
The Broward County School Board passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 2, that officially recognizes the annual Day of Silence. This move is the second time county officials have acknowledged the April 16 event designed to heighten awareness of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.