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Safe Schools Improvement Act

The Time Is Now: Bring Equal Protection to LGBT Youth

Desiree Raught | Posted 07.02.2016 | Education
Desiree Raught

As many continue to celebrate marriage equality, it's time to direct and extend our movement's focus to our LGBT youth, who are more likely to experience harassment and acts of violence while in school, yet are least likely to receive any help or support from administration.

Real Solutions to Our Education Funding Crisis (VIDEO)

Brian Sims | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing.

The Time Is Now for a Federal Anti-Bullying Law

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

Over the course of the last ten years, support for federal bullying legislation has only grown, garnering bipartisan support and the endorsement of SSIA by President Barack Obama last year. The time to pass this bill is now.

Stories Move the Walls That Need to Be Moved

Wayne Maines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Maines

My transgender daughter said recently that "stories move the walls that need to be moved." I hope that our Transgender Remembrance Day story will help others begin to "move the walls that need to be moved."

An Open Yearbook Message To The LGBT Students Of The High-School Class Of 2012

Maya Rupert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maya Rupert

Each time I think that you cannot possibly have one more fight left in you, you remind me that this generation's capacity for greatness may simply be beyond measure. In the face of overwhelming odds, you respond to those fighting to keep you down by standing up.

Simon McCormack

Fighting Against School Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact

When Sirdeaner Walker found out her son was being bullied and called homophobic slurs, she told his school about it. "I thought they would handle t...

Take Action for Safer Schools

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Ari Solomon

On March 8, Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) reintroduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA), S. 506.

See No Race, See No Gay

Kira Hudson Banks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kira Hudson Banks

Co-written with Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Pssst...... Refusing to acknowledge diffe...

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 Stands Up for Bullying

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

The only way to combat intolerance and harassment is to have an open and honest dialogue -- that counts for the public policy arena as a well as the classroom.