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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.

L.A.’s New "SPIN" on Combating LGBT Bullying and Suicide

By Les Spindle | Thursday Mar 7, 2013
After sitting on their hands over protecting LGBT students, Southern California schools are now implementing Project SPIN, Suicide Prevention Intervention Now.

GLAD Fights to Protect Transgender Youth in Schools

By Dan Meyer | Sunday Mar 3, 2013
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 | 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.

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

Sunday Feb 17, 2013
After an Indiana teacher told kids she believes gays have no purpose in life, PFLAG organizers launched the "You Have a Purpose" Facebook page.

Creating Safe Schools at Supporting Students, Saving Lives

By Rodney Rodriguez | Thursday Feb 14, 2013
Educators and LGBT advocates will gather in San Diego this weekend to train teacher and administrators on how to create a safe and supportive learning environment for LGBT youth.

Safe Schools South Florida Mobilizes Programs for LGBT Youth

By Jack Gardner | Monday Aug 6, 2012
Southeast Florida school districts got a crash course in making public schools safer for LGBT students, some of whom participated in the workshops for educators & administrators.

New Schools Chief Touts LGBT Safety

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday May 5, 2012
The man recently selected by the San Francisco Board of Education as the next schools chief pledged officials will "continue to work very aggressively" to protect LGBT and other students.