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NBA donating proceeds of Jason Collins jersey sales to LGBT groups

Friday, February 28, 2014
NEW YORK -- The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: LGBT-inclusive education ‘pure evil, should be declared child abuse’

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is deeply troubled that Dr. Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network addressed the ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary on the March on Washington. [ Read more → ]

ACLU calls on Tenn. school to reinstate LGBT ‘safe space’ classroom posters

Friday, August 23, 2013
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is asking the Rutherford County school board in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to reconsider a decision to take down posters identifying classrooms as safe spaces for LGBT students. [ Read more → ]

Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

Thursday, July 11, 2013
NEW YORK – LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, April 19, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
A.L. "Buddy" Collins

Nominee with anti-gay record confirmed to N.C. state Board of Education

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday confirmed six appointments to the state Board of Education, despite an objection raised by Democrats who said one nominee had offended gays with a vote on a bullying measure. [ Read more → ]

Gay participants banned from Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day parade

Friday, March 15, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Organizers of Cincinnati's St. Patrick' Day parade have banned the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) from participating in the annual event because they don't want any gay and lesbian groups marching in a "Catholic event." [ Read more → ]

GLSEN: LGBT youth face harassment, discrimination in school athletics

Thursday, February 21, 2013
LGBT students can greatly benefit from participation in school-based athletics, but many of these students experience harassment, assault and discrimination that negatively impact their participation in middle and high school physical education and sports teams, according to a research brief released Wednesday by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. [ Read more → ]

Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [ Read more → ]

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 room for improvement. [ Read more → ]

New research shows LGBTQ-inclusive lessons improve school climate

Friday, June 8, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- A report released this week by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the California Safe Schools Coalition (CSSC) provides new insight into the impact on individual students and school climate as a whole when different class lessons include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and issues. [ Read more → ]

Illinois school district bans GLSEN material over children’s diversity book

Friday, June 1, 2012
ERIE, Ill. -- An Illinois school district has banned all student materials provided or endorsed by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, including learning materials and various programs aimed at preventing bullying. [ Read more → ]

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, April 20, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

FRC itching to be humiliated again as ‘Day of Silence’ approaches

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Because the "Day of Silence" -- and the organization behind it, GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) -- deals with the plight of LGBT students, they both have been in the cross hairs of religious right groups who claim that Day of Silence is simply another way to supposedly “indoctrinate” students into homosexuality... [ Read more → ]

Judge: Gay student can wear ‘Jesus is not a Homophobe’ shirt for 1 day

Friday, April 6, 2012
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio -- An openly gay Ohio teen, who is suing his 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 after all -- but for 1 day only, a federal judge ruled this week. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: Top 10 reasons Christian kids should skip school on ‘Day of Silence’

Monday, April 2, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Linda Harvey, the suburban Columbus housewife who has led a campaign aimed at stamping out what she terms “sin-affirming pro-homosexuality activism” is once again this year taking aim at the GLSEN sponsored “Day of Silence.” [ Read more → ]
Greg Quinlan

Ex-gay group seeks to infiltrate schools during ‘Day of Silence’

Monday, April 2, 2012
The organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gay’s and Gays (PFOX) has decided that GLSEN’s annual Day of Silence is the perfect opportunity for their supporters to pass around flyers promoting “ex-gay” therapy ... such is the tactic of organizations like PFOX. Instead of providing an environment where LGBT students can feel supported and free to be themselves, they are instead spreading the message that “for many youth, homosexual attraction develops due to traumatic experiences, such as sexual abuse. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: ‘Day of Silence’ is the ‘eradication of moral beliefs’

Monday, March 19, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Linda Harvey, the virulently anti-gay conservative pundit whose Mission America organization was recently listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a certified hate group, has launched her annual campaign to demonize the GLSEN-sponsored "Day Of Silence." [ Read more → ]

Seventy groups call on Obama to endorse anti-bullying legislation

Friday, March 9, 2012
A group of 70 organizations is asking President Obama to build on his work against bullying in schools by endorsing legislation pending in Congress that would prohibit harassment of LGBT students. [ Read more → ]

GLSEN releases first national study on homophobia, gender nonconformity in elementary schools

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Gender non-conforming students are at particular risk for bullying, and many teachers are unprepared to address issues relating to gender expression and LGBT families, according to a groundbreaking new study of bias, bullying and homophobia in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. [ Read more → ]

The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video... [ Read more → ]

GLSEN to honor Chaz Bono, Reiners, Rick Welts in annual ‘Respect Awards’

Sunday, September 11, 2011
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has announced it will honor Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and the 2011 Student Advocate of the Year at its seventh annual Respect Awards. [ Read more → ]
Judith Reisman

Barber’s pal Judith Reisman: gay men want ‘sex with as many boys as possible’

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Liberty University visiting law professor Judith Reisman, appearing on Liberty Counsel's "Faith & Freedom" radio program with notoriously anti-gay and sex-obsessed Matt Barber, claimed that anti-bullying efforts were part of a larger agenda to promote pedophilia. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: ‘There’s No Proof’ that LGBT people exist

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Mission America’s Linda Harvey dedicated her weekend broadcast to criticizing the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, one of her favorite targets, and said "there is no proof" that LGBT people exist. [ Read more → ]
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