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New research shows LGBTQ-inclusive lessons improve school climate

Friday, June 8, 2012
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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. [...]

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

Friday, June 1, 2012
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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. [...]

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012
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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 [...]

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

Friday, April 6, 2012
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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 [...]

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

Monday, April 2, 2012
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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.” [...]

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

Monday, April 2, 2012
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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 [...]

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

Monday, March 19, 2012
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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." [...]

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Seventy groups call on Obama to endorse anti-bullying legislation

Friday, March 9, 2012
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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. [...]

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