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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
Principal Bruce McGrew
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
David Foggin
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 part of it so badly. But there was a barrier in my mind that prevented me from being able to attend the club. I graduated without going to even one meeting...

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Linda Harvey: ‘Trashy’ gay-straight alliances promote ‘disease’

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Linda Harvey
Ohio-based Religious Right activist Linda Harvey is upset that the Ohio Education Association is helping Gay-Straight Alliance clubs get off the ground, which she warns will lead more students into “sinful deviant behaviors that put young people at great risk of disease and other poor outcomes.”

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Mo. lawmaker upset by pro-gay shirts worn at elementary school book fair

Friday, October 18, 2013
TwitterA high school students wears her gay-straight alliance t-shirt at a book fair in Nixa, Mo.
NIXA, Mo. — A Missouri state representative said he was unhappy that two high school students were wearing gay-supportive T-shirts while working at an elementary school book fair.

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