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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Friday -- both in person and online -- to mark the third annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. ...

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Anoka-Hennepin school board appoints hate group member to anti-bullying task force

Thursday, October 18, 2012
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Anoka-Hennepin School Board, whose district recently settled two lawsuits alleging that a former policy had contributed to a hostile environment toward LGBT students and those perceived as LGBT, has appointed a member of an anti-gay ...

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Anti-bullying program labeled ‘a radical gay indoctrination program’

Monday, October 15, 2012
The annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" -- a decade-old program that encourages school children to overcome cultural, societal, or other differences by sitting with those they don't normally hang out with during lunch -- has been attacked by ...

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Boy Scout told he won’t receive his Eagle medal because he is gay

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Ryan Andresen with his Eagle Project, the "Tolerance Wall."Photo courtesy of the Andresen family.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- A 17-year-old high school senior from this hillside area just east of Oakland, Calif., has been told by the Boy Scouts that he is not eligible to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout because ...

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On anniversary of Billy Lucas’ suicide, family files wrongful death lawsuit

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Two years ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends said he was tormented for ...

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GLSEN: LGBT youth face pervasive, but decreasing levels of harassment

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NEW YORK -- In its latest National School Climate Survey released Wednesday, GLSEN -- the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network -- reported that while LGBT students are faring better than they have in the past, there is still much ...

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Is it ever okay to call someone a ‘Pansy?’

Sunday, August 12, 2012
"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area."
“What are you? A bunch of pansies?” I heard his words, echoing across the grass, and felt like I’d been punched in the gut. All those taunts through the years stay with you, even if you’ve risen above them. I ...

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The leftist homosexuals did not bully Donald Perry to death

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Donald Perry
Now, as you can probably guess, there have been some, on the right, who have correlated Chick-fil-A's recent public relations firestorm to Donald Perry’s sudden death. Some have even dubbed him as a victim of “leftist homosexual bullying,” asserting that ...

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El Paso school district targets bullying following suicide of gay teen

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Brandon Elizares
EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso, Texas school district has strengthened its anti-discrimination policies to prevent bullying of LGBT students and employees after an El Paso teen committed suicide last month after enduring two years of anti-gay bullying. ...

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Majority of gay youth in Britain say they’re victims of homophobic bullying

Thursday, July 5, 2012
LONDON -- New research by the University of Cambridge for British gay rights charity Stonewall UK's School Report 2012 found that 55 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Britain’s secondary schools experience homophobic bullying. ...

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