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The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

LGBTQ youth experience relentless physical and verbal harassment, and now, with online bullying, there is no escape. It is 24/7. If LGBTQ youth aren't safe at home, and they aren't safe in their place of worship, shouldn't they be safe at school?

New Trainings Prevent Bullying on Campus

Abbe Land | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

These groundbreaking anti-bullying trainings, called "LGBTQ on Campus" for both students and staff in higher education, help more people build the skills they need to create safe higher education environments and improve outcomes for vulnerable students.

Relationship Recognition Madness

Erez Aloni | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Erez Aloni

And as a society, we should demand the equitable distribution of resources and benefits for all families, regardless of how we choose to configure them. Doing so promotes our best means of winning true, deeply-rooted equality for the LGBTQ community and for unmarried partners.

Why Every University Should Recognize 'Lavender Graduation'

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

"Lavender graduation," also known as "rainbow graduation," first occurred at the University of Michigan in 1995 and honors the hardships, achievements, struggles and hopes and dreams of graduates and allies from the gay community.

School's Out Forever: Laying The Ghost Of The Iron Lady's Section 28 To Rest

David Brown | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
David Brown

I left school in 2002, one year before Britain's Section 28 was repealed. For the entirety of my primary and secondary education, schools and teachers, banned from "promoting homosexuality," simply didn't discuss homophobia or highlight information that could have helped LGBT young people.

Do School Board Policies Really Help Protect LGBT Students?

Peter DeWitt | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

State laws, codes of conduct and school board policies are great first steps in the process of safeguarding and bringing equality to LGBT students. However, they are not enough. School superintendents and principals must do their part by creating inclusive school environments.

LGBT Kids, You Do Have A Purpose!

Annette Gross | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Annette Gross

The focus of the "You Have a Purpose Project" is to let LGBT kids know that they do have a purpose and that we care. There is something visceral about seeing someone's expression and hearing another person's voice when they tell you that you matter.

Beyond 'Gay Day' Approaches To LGBTQ Inclusion In Schools

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recognizing the need to include LGBTQ identities in school approaches to diversity and inclusion is an important step forward in making schools more welcoming places, but some of the patterns in these efforts are troubling despite their good intentions.

LGBTQ-Inclusive School Cultures: What's Policy Got To Do With It?

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recently we published a blog addressing educator reactions to the presence of transgender children in elementary schools. Since then we have received requests for more specific information about our vision for proactive policies and practices. This is a response to those questions.

Gay Leadership Council Document a Positive Step for BC

The Heights | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
The Heights

As a Jesuit-Catholic University, we are in the unique position to be able to effect real change on the social landscape and give GLBTQ students the resources and recognition they deserve.

It's More Than a Housing Issue -- It's About Respect

The Oklahoma Daily | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
The Oklahoma Daily

Gender-neutral housing means the choice to live with someone who students know will be supportive of their sexuality or gender identity. It means freedom from discomfort, discrimination, harassment and fear.