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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.

Why Straight Educators Must Support The LGBT Cause

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

I look forward to when my students ask me about my sexuality in response to my involvement with our GSA, or because I often discuss gay and lesbian issues, because it allows me the opportunity to discuss the need to support all civil rights issues.

Addressing School Bullying And Dropout Rates Through Gay-Straight Alliances

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Gay-straight alliances enhance academic environments by decreasing bullying, increasing academic achievement and promoting social justice and respect for others. Students who participate in GSAs are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to enroll in college.

Let's Celebrate Gay-Straight Alliances!

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Hayley Gorenberg

Today, on National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, I am ready to celebrate! But first I must confess: I wish I didn't have to hear about another school district denying students their right to form the clubs that provide so much support and are protected by law.