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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 supposedly “indoctrinate” students into homosexuality...

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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 week.

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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 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.

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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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