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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?

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.

Does The Obama Administration Support SNDA?

Ian Thompson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

While federal laws currently protect students on the basis of their race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin, no federal statute explicitly protects students on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The Student Non-Discrimination Act would do just that.

College Student Reportedly Threatened With Campus Housing Expulsion After Coming Out

Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices

A Michigan-based lesbian student claims to have been threatened to be thrown out of her Christian college's on-campus housing if she doesn't remove re...

College Makes It Better for LGBT Youth, the LGBT Community, and Society

Jorge Valencia | Posted 03.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Jorge Valencia

The knowledge and skills gained by an LGBT student completing a higher education degree program empowers them. Education builds confidence -- something that has always been in too short supply among LGBT youth.

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?

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...

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...

Settlement Reached In Lesbian Senior Yearbook Photo Lawsuit

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. -- The ACLU says a Mississippi school district will require students to wear caps and gowns in senior pictures after a lesbian student ...

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 ...

District Considers Fed's Suggestion For LGBT Anti-Discrimination Policy

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

A Kansas school district is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its anti-discrimination policy. The Topeka Unified School ...

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.

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.

Michigan High School Student Defends LGBT Rights Throughout Entire State

Birmingham Patch | Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact

Birmingham Groves High School junior Rachael Stein is no ordinary 16-year-old. Like many Birmingham high school students, Stein juggles classes lik...

School District Sued For Allegedly Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites

Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri school district for using software that filters websites advocating for the ...

Pick on Someone Your Own Size

Rep. Jared Polis | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jared Polis

Would you stand up in defense of a child who was being bullied? I hope your answer is yes. Now, what if that child were gay? Hopefully, you didn't have to give that question any more thought than the first one.

On Sex And Faith: Being Gay at a Christian University

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

When the anonymous writers of a gay zine distributed their publication on Harding University's campus, they expected a reaction. What they didn't expect, however, was for copies of the zine to go viral.

University Bans Queer Zine

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Web access to a queer student zine has been blocked by Harding University, a Christian school in Arkansas, reports the Arkansas Times. The zine, cal...