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Anoka Hennepin

District Appoints Member Of 'Hate Group' To Anti-Bullying Committee

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

Some parents in Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District are upset that a man who deems homosexuality a "lifestyle choice" and "sexual disorder" now...

'Halloween Capital Of The World' Turns Away Gay Youth Group

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Anoka, Minnesota may bill itself as the "Halloween Capital of the World," but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) trick-or-treaters might be...

How The Anoka-Hennepin School District Settlement Makes Students Safer Nationwide

Abbe Land | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

For a while, it seemed like no change would ever be possible, and LGBT youth in the district would continue to face rejection and discrimination. Yet a sea change has occurred in Anoka-Hennepin that will affect our culture in schools and communities for years to come.

Minnesota District Settles Lawsuits Over Gay Bullying, Gender Neutral Policy

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — A settlement with Minnesota's largest school district over the harassment and bullying of students who are gay, or perceived to be...

Minnesota District To Vote On Settlement Over Bullying Lawsuits

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Minnesota's largest school district on Monday voted to settle a pair of lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for fail...

Controversial Minnesota School Bullying Policy May Be Replaced

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — The school board in Minnesota's largest school district approved Monday night a replacement for a policy that required teac...

Bachmanns Confronted By Gay Rights Supporters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her husband, Marcus, questioned Alfred Kinsey's research on the number of gays i...

Minnesota School District To Consider Revision Of Controversial Sexual Orientation Policy

Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Minnesota's largest school district may revise a controversial policy that prevents teachers and staff from discussing issues of sexual orientation. T...

Bachmann: To Fight Bullying, Ax Department Of Education

Posted 12.29.2011 | Education

Speaking at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) responded to an audience member's question about what she would do ab...

Bachmann Responds To Gay Bullying Petition: 'Bullying Is Wrong'

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

Rep. Michele Bachmann responded Monday to a petition that urged her to publicly address gay bullying. "Bullying is wrong," she says, according to ...

Jamey Rodemeyer's Suicide Sheds Spotlight, Caution For Teens

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting ...

Mother Of Suicide Victim To Bachmann: Speak Out Against Gay Bullying

Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

The mother of a gay teenager who committed suicide last year arrived at Rep. Michele Bachmann's office in Waite Park, Minn. Thursday carrying a box wi...

Another Lawsuit Hits Bachmann's District For Alleged Gay Student Bullying

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District is facing another lawsuit over alleged bullying of a student for sexual orientation and gender nonconformit...

Michele Bachmann Silent On String Of Gay And Bullied Teen Suicides In Her District

Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

A string of suicides among gay and bullied teenagers in Minnesota's largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, has critics blaming the district'...

Students Sue Minnesota District Over Gay Curriculum Policy

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

CHAMPLIN, Minn. -- Several current and former students sued Minnesota's largest school district Thursday, saying its policy requiring staff to remain ...

Feds Investigating School District For Alleged Civil Rights Violation

Posted 09.19.2011 | Education

Federal officials are investigating allegations of harassment and bullying in Anoka-Hennepin Schools, Minnesota's largest school district, CNN reports...