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Tyler Clementi's Suicide: Best To Look Not Only At Ravi But At Society At Large

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney Bullied LGBT Youth Commission As Governor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Washington Post published a piece on Mitt Romney's prep school pranks -- which included forcibly cutting the hair o...

Bullying and Harassment -- Our Children Do Not Forget

Wayne Maines | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

We need to demand real change in our schools and in our communities.

'Day Of Silence' Draws Record Number Of Participants, Celebrity Support

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite some fierce opposition, the "Day of Silence" is off to a record-breaking start. Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network...

'Day Of Silence' Likened To Child Abuse, Brainwashing, Acceptance Of Nazis By Critics

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of rightwing groups plan to combat a youth-run lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event held in schools across the country with a ...

Lila Shapiro

Student Sues School Over 'Jesus Is Not A Homophobe' T-Shirt | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Maverick Couch, a gay 16-year-old high school student in southwest Ohio, is suing his school district after the principal prohibited him from wearing ...

WATCH: GLSEN Greater Cincinnati's Poignant New Anti-Gay Bullying Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"It almost makes me angry when I hear 'it gets better.' I don't want it to get better; I want it to be better now." That's just one of several eye...

PHOTOS: GLSEN's Fashion Lounge Draws Celebrities, Raises Awareness About Anti-LGBT Bullying

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

GLSEN, The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all studen...

WATCH: Award-Winning Anti-Gay Bullying Campaign To Air At Super Bowl XLVI

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Madonna's highly-anticipated halftime show has been hyped as "bringing gay" to the Super Bowl, but a series of public service announcements will ensur...

No Name-Calling Week: A Way To Stop School Bullying

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: To whoever first started chanting, "Sticks and stones may break my ...

National Gay Straight Alliance Day Kicks Off In Wake Of Troubling Pepperdine University News

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies have an extra special reason to celebrate across the country today, as Jan. 25...

Elementary School Climates And Bullying Examined In New GLSEN Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Given that more and more youngsters are self-identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) at younger ages, a new report hopes to shed ...

Students Stand Against Michigan Bullying Law

The Communicator, Community High School Newspaper | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Republicans in the Michigan state Senate recently passed a bill entitled “Matt’s Safe School Law,” an anti-bullying measure designed to reduce b...

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

All Kids Should Be Protected From Bullying

Candi Cushman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candi Cushman

When you ask those who favor the bullying of children to please stand up, no one does -- including us. It's almost silly to have to respond to such an accusation made by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey.

Focus on the Family channels George Rekers in fighting anti-bullying efforts

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Focus on the Family is targeting anti-bullying efforts in schools, claiming that they actually push the so-called "gay agenda." According to The Denve...

The Forgotten Underrepresented Minorities

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

If ten percent of Americans are gay or transgendered, gay or transgendered Americans with a college degree will compose less than five percent of the United States.

Same-Sex Marriage After Maine: What Can We Do Differently?

Isobel White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isobel White

If experiences in California are any measure, LGBT residents of Maine can expect higher levels of stress and depression and greater feelings of political alienation. So what can we do differently?

Kevin Jennings Is Highly Qualified for His Job

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

Republicans in Congress are trying to get the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education fired based on his sexual orientation. And that should enrage everyone.

What If Santa Were Gay?

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

I just saw a sweet, funny, Off-Broadway play entitled "Santa Claus Is Coming Out" that entertains exactly this question. We learn that Santa Claus is afraid; he is actually a closeted gay man.

GLSEN: Combating Children Who Hate

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

GLSEN is battling cold-blooded hate of children against children -- and it is rampant. Time and time again, that hate is against children who are perceived as homosexual.

Think Again: Kevin Jennings, the Mainstream Media, and Right-Wing Target Practice

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

The right's most recent target for political assassination is Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of education for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, who is openly gay.

Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

While our youth silently protest violent homophobia, I implore you to take a moments to ask the tough questions: "Where in my own life do I harbor hatred, fear, anger, and what steps can I take to begin to resolve it?"

11 Year Old Kills Himself After Gay Taunts Left Unaddressed

Sara Whitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Whitman

I'm angry. How can this happen today? Why did that mother have to lose her son? Why was that boy not taken care of by the school officials?

An End to Name-Calling?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Some will say "No Name-Calling Week" is more accurately called "PC Police Week." After all, an offensive term over the dinner table might be applauded in a rap song.