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Tulsa students suspended after LGBT poster defaced

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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Nearly a dozen students were suspended after a poster encouraging awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students was defaced. [...]

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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. [...]

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Oregon City high school students protest Day of Silence with anti-gay t-shirts

Friday, April 11, 2014
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OREGON CITY, Ore. -- On this national Day of Silence, designed to call attention to anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools, some students at an Oregon high school staged their own protest to tell others that "gay is not OK." [...]

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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
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In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from [...]

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual "Day of Silence" by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [...]

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Friday, April 19, 2013
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday are participating in GLSEN's (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 18th annual Day of Silence by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [...]

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Court: Gay student may wear ‘Jesus is not a homophobe’ t-shirt to school

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- An openly gay Ohio teen who sued his high school after being threatened with suspension for wearing a t-shirt containing the message “Jesus is not a Homophobe,” will be allowed to wear the shirt to school whenever he chooses. [...]

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PFAW report examines the anti-gay lobby’s ‘pro-bullying agenda’

Monday, April 23, 2012
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As students around the country participated Friday’s “Day of Silence” to show solidarity with bullied LGBT children and teens, anti-gay activists continued to step up their efforts to prevent schools from protecting bullied students. [...]

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Silence Is Not Golden

Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Taking down the bullies has to start with taking down those who empower the bullying. That’s not the onlookers, who are victims of their conditioning too, nor only the schools. Indeed, bullying is empowered by every institution that seeks to limit an individual’s ability to say, “No, I won’t be [...]

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Friday, April 20, 2012
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Hundreds of thousands of students across the United States, and in nearly 60 countries around the world, on Friday participated in the 17th annual “Day of Silence” — an event designed to illustrate the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. [...]

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