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Mother Who Sent Son To School With Stun Gun Says She'd Do It Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

Chelisa Grimes, mother of Darnell "Dynasty" Young -- the 17-year-old gay student who brought a stun gun his mother gave him to school to protect himse...

High School Yearbook Profile Of Gay Student Shakes Community, Angers School Board Member

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee high school journalism instructor has infuriated locals, including one school board member, after publishing a pro-gay profile of a gradua...

Gay Student Faces Expulsion For Firing Stun Gun At Bullies

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education

Darnell "Dynasty" Young, a 17-year-old gay student at Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, Ind., is facing possible expulsion after he fired a st...

Dan Savage On Speech Controversy: 'I Did Not Attack Christianity. I Attacked Hypocrisy'

Posted 05.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Dan Savage is speaking out after his obscenity-laced speech at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle sparked a national controvers...

Iowa Newspaper Makes Rare Move, Devotes Front Page To 'Our Opinion' Against Bullying

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

-- In a rare and forceful act of advocacy, an Iowa newspaper devoted the entire front page of its Sunday edition to an anti-bullying editorial after ...

An Outreach To Parents Of LGBT Students

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

Schools can play a vital role in the road to acceptance between a parent and their LGBT child. Of course, this is a very sensitive subject among schools and parents. How do educators know when they are overstepping their boundaries with parents?

WATCH: Illinois LGBT Students Address 40-Year-Old Selves In Poignant Video

Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance have produced an emotional new video in whic...

First PTA Group For Gay Students Approved In New York

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Rachael Scheinman hears anti-gay slurs all the time. The senior at the Portledge School in Locust Valley, N.Y., says many o...

Dignity For All: Creating An Inclusive School Environment For LGBT Students

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

Even with all the increased pressures on schools today, a school administrator's number-one job is still, and always will be, creating a safe environment for all students, which includes LGBT students.

Building A Resilient Community In Our Schools: A Call To Action For All LGBT Educators

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

There are parents out there who want to know how to guide their LGBT children. They look to us for guidance. They look to us for guidance. There doesn't always need to be focus groups and committees. There just needs to be a handful of people who can unite, teach, and guide.

Gay Student Suspended For Wearing High Heels To School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

Asante Cotman, a 17-year-old junior at Charles City High School in Charles City County, Va., says he was suspended for three days after refusing an or...

Changing the Game for LGBT Students in School

Chris Murray | Posted 03.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Murray

It had never crossed my mind that a teacher would not be accepting of a student because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Why would an educator bring their personal beliefs into the classroom?

Private Tennessee School Bans All Mentions Of Homosexuality Among Students

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee private school's decision to ban any mention of homosexuality among its student body is raising more than a few eyebrows among parents. ...

High School Faces Civil Rights Claims After Allegedly 'Outing' Gay Student

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

After facing lawsuits from Barbara Wyatt, who claimed the Kilgore Independent School District in Tyler, Texas "aggressively confronted" her 16-year-ol...

Murder Of Gay Teen Illuminates Schools' Delicate Balancing Act

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- There were many missed opportunities to prevent the murder of a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard. Te...

Would You Identify as LGBT When Applying To College?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Gay Voices

LGBT Ivy Leaguers, take note: Harvard University officials are considering the addition of language that will allow prospective students to identify a...

British LGBT Students Asked To Change For Gym Separately In Some Schools: Study

Posted 11.18.2011 | Gay Voices

A new study conducted by a British university has revealed some stunning new inconsistencies in the U.K.'s approach to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

WATCH: New Film By Gay Students Explores Trials Of LGBT Youth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

By students, a new documentary takes an in-depth look at the trials of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers in Colorado -- and their path ...

4,000 Demand That Ohio School District Protect LGBT Students After Violent Assault Caught on Tape

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

Following the on-campus assault of a gay, 15-year-old student, more than 4,000 people have joined a campaign calling the Union-Scioto School District to pass an anti-bullying policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

School Parent Group Supporting Gay Students Never Got Approval, Official Says

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- A New York group calling itself the first Parent-Teacher Association unit in the country dedicated to the needs of gay and lesbia...

Why I Know Schools in Chillicothe, Ohio Can Be Better

Richard Walsh | Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard Walsh

I was sickened by the assault that occurred at Unioto High School, where a 15-year-old student was beaten up, presumably because of his sexual orientation. The footage reflects the environment in which many LGBT students receive their education.

Supporters Testify For Ex-Teacher Accused Of Sex With 5 Students

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

LEBANON, Ohio -- Former students of an ex-high school teacher accused in southwest Ohio of having sex with teen boys testified at her trial Wednesday ...

High School Student Claims Principal Assaulted Him For Wearing Pro-Gay Shirt

Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee teen is claiming to have been both verbally and physically assaulted by his high school principal last week after wearing a T-shirt in sup...

Jury Deadlocked In California Gay Student Killing Trial

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of California teen who shot a gay classmate in the back of the head during a c...

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 ...