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Student Non Discrimination Act

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...

Dear Family and Friends: My Son Is Really My Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Friendship, family and core values can trump fears, politics and lack of knowledge. But I also must remind you that many families cannot be this open because the risk is too great. Many families have similar stories tell and most cannot. This has to change!

Working Towards an LGBT-Inclusive Platform

Ian Thompson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Today, one of America's two main political parties stands on the cusp of endorsing the freedom to marry for committed, loving same-sex couples. Talk about a turning of the tide. Still, as advocates for LGBT people, we cannot rest in the comfort of recent successes.

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

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay 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.

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.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Mocks Al Franken's Anti-Bullying Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Heather Wilson, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, came out against Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) anti-LGBT bullying legi...

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


Why We Need The Student Non-Discrimination Act

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education
Hayley Gorenberg

Too many schools around the country still allow the abuse of LGBT students to such a degree that Lambda Legal and our sister organizations can predict the fact patterns.