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Mississippi school district approves policy to discourage gay-straight alliances

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Superintendent Lynn Weathersby said "there has been a group wanting to form a gay club" and that he had sought guidance about what could be done legally "to limit organizations like that on campus." [...]

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ACLU sues Indiana school that refuses to allow gay-straight alliance

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, Ind., is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members. [...]

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W.Va. high school reverses course, allows gay-straight alliance to form

Monday, November 17, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school has abruptly reversed course, and now has a Gay-Straight Alliance. The Charleston Gazette reports that Putnam County Schools spokeswoman Rudi Raynes said the club was created Monday, despite Principal Bruce McGrew’s assertion last week that allowing such a group ... [...]

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High school principal says gay-straight alliance would perpetuate bullying

Sunday, November 16, 2014
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WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A West Virginia high school will not allow the formation of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on campus because no teachers are interested in sponsoring it, and because the principal said it would create opportunities for bullying. [...]

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Graduating students sport rainbow socks in support of gay-straight alliance

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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WHITEHORSE, Yukon -- More than half of the graduating students at a Catholic school in Canada wore rainbow socks at their graduation ceremony over the weekend to support their school's newly formed gay-straight alliance. [...]

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W.Va. high school teacher suspended for Facebook post mocking gay group

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
David Foggin
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school teacher has been suspended following a Facebook post he made in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school’s gay-straight alliance. [...]

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W.Va. teacher under fire for Facebook post mocking gay-straight alliance

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia school district is investigating a high school teacher over a Facebook post in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school's gay-straight alliance. [...]

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Lawsuit challenging Fla. school’s denial of gay-straight alliance moves forward

Friday, March 7, 2014
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TAVERES, Fla. — Students fighting to have a gay-straight alliance club at their middle school in central Florida have won a partial victory for the time being. [...]

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ACLU files second lawsuit after Fla. school again blocks gay-straight alliance

Thursday, December 19, 2013
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OCALA, Fla. — The ACLU on Thursday sued a central Florida school district for the second time this year, claiming it is once again refusing to approve a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at a middle school. [...]

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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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I have a vague memory of hearing announcements and seeing posters for it on the walls. I remember wanting to go. I hadn’t yet come out at this point but I had the sense that I would find support and understanding in this club, and I wanted to be a [...]

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