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Senate Fails LGBT Youth: One Educator's Reaction

Desiree Raught | Posted 07.17.2015 | Education
Desiree Raught

In a country where marriage equality itself is a victory, this decision shines light on the fact that we are far from the mark of LGBT equality. Our youth need and deserve our movement's attention.

The Single Most Important Step Congress Could Take To Improve The Lives Of LGBT Students

Ian Thompson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) have reintroduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act, vitally important legislation that is modeled on Title IX that would create a comprehensive prohibition against discrimination against LGBT students in our nation's public schools.

Joy Resmovits

Polis On LGBT Bullying: 'Hatred Has No Place In The Classroom' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grade student in a Florida public school, saw it firsthand. Her friends, she said, were routinely bullied for their s...

'Going Stealth': A Complicated and Dynamic Family Decision

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

It was a very difficult time in so many ways. Imagine a brother and sister keeping this vital secret at such a young age. Every day we worried that someone might find out and we would have to move again.

ACLU Urges Critical LGBT and HIV/AIDS Updates to 2012 Democratic National Platform

Ian Thompson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Civil liberties, including LGBT rights and protections for those living with HIV/AIDS, are not partisan issues.

Obama Administration Endorses Student Non-Discrimination Act

Ian Thompson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The Student Non-Discrimination Act would provide students with explicit federal protections against discrimination and harassment in all public elementary and secondary schools across the country based on a student's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

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.

WATCH: Victim Of Brutal Ohio School Bullying Tells His Story

Ian Thompson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson