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TENNESSEE DONT SAY GAY BILL
Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Loses Primary Election
WASHINGTON -- One of Tennessee's most controversial state lawmakers, known for pushing anti-gay legislation and making remarks
Taking a Stand Against Anti-Gay Bullying (VIDEO)
LGBTQ youth activist, singer, avid reader and cat fanatic
During my first year in middle school, I experienced severe bullying. I was called terrible names that were quite hurtful. At that time, I had just realized that I'm gay, and the bullies used the word "gay" as an insult. This made me feel like being gay was horrible.
Tennessee State Rep. John 'Don't Say Gay' Ragan Insists He's Not Anti-Gay
Writer and activist, social media organizer
In his view, it isn't an anti-gay bill but a "mental health bill" that says that school officials must "notify parents or legal guardians in the manner specified by law for such a medical referral" if a child is, among other things, suspected of being LGBTQ.
StudentsFirst's Weak Response to Backlash Over Honoring John Ragan, Anti-Gay Tennessee Lawmaker
Writer and activist, social media organizer
It's some excuse making rolled up with some happy PR talk: "We love gay and transgender kids!" But there's no concrete promise of making any changes to their criteria for honoree selection or their fundraising efforts or really any action at all, promised or delivered.
Don't Say It!
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
Word is going to be bandied about quite often throughout day by all sorts of people, no matter how hard I may try to get people to remove it from their vocabulary. Word is still present. Word still exists. Word does not disappear just because I choose not to use word in this essay.
What Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Have Done to Me
Online parenting resource
Campfield's latest version of the bill would require teachers or school administrators to out suspected gay youth to their parents. I suspect that Campfield misunderstands how kids, even young kids, figure out who they are -- and how important it is not to interfere with that process.
Stacey Campfield, 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Sponsor, Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section
The bill was allowed to die at the end of last year, but was recently re-filed by Campfield, with an added provision that
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Resurrected
A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, and the 2013 version includes a troubling new provision.
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Back, Now Requires Teachers To Tell Parents If Child Is Gay
This new incarnation of the bill retains its proposed ban on LGBT discussions in the classroom and has also added a provision
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill To Get Axed
"With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn't want to vote on it, I've decided simply not to bring it
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Jeremy Faison, Tennessee Representative, Says Suicides Caused By Bad Parenting, Not Bullying
As The Tennessean is reporting, State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) spoke up against a proposed cyberbullying bill, and may
Dorothy Bond, Tennessee High School Principal, Made Homophobic Remarks During Meeting With Students: Report
As ABC 24 is reporting, students at Haywood High School in Brownsville claim Principal Dorothy Bond made insensitive remarks
Tennessee Lawmaker Pushes 'Don't Say Gay' Bill
"The basic right as an American is my right to life, my right to liberty and my right to the pursuit of happiness," DeBerry
Martha Boggs, Tennessee Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Out Senator Stacey Campfield For Anti-Gay Remarks, Describes Encounter
Listen to the full interview with Martha Boggs: "Honestly, I don't use Facebook a whole lot and I haven’t looked at my page
Stacey Campfield, Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, Confirms He Was Asked To Leave Restaurant
The Republican senator at the forefront of Tennessee's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill proposal has confirmed reports
Matthew Shepard's Father Dennis Speaks Out Against Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill In Nashville (VIDEO)
As The Tennessean is reporting, Dennis Shepard spoke at length at a Nashville hate crime conference alongside wife Judy in
Stacey Campfield, Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, On Bullying, AIDS And Homosexual 'Glorification'
According the esteemed Canadian infectious disease specialist Jacques Pepin, in his groundbreaking book The Origin of AIDS
Tennessee's Coming Storm of Anti-LGBT Legislation
Political Activist; B.S. in Political Science
Not only is it going to take every Tennessean who believes in equality to help fight this horrible legislation, but it is also going to take people across the nation to shut down these unrepentant, negative, and regressive mindsets.
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