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GLSEN Mass. Conference Works to Teach Respect

LOCAL | By Tony Hobday | Apr 9
The Mar. 30 GLSEN conference at MIT brought together students, educators, parents and advocates, for a daylong block of workshops teaching a more inclusive curriculum.

ACLU Threatens to Sue PA School For Blocking Formation of GSA

LOCAL | By Lana Cooper | Mar 31
Two new cases of discrimination against LGBT youth in Pennsylvania prompted a change in school policy - only one of which was in favor of the LGBT students.

Teachers are the Anti-Gay Bullies at SoCal High School, Says ACLU

LOCAL | By Les Spindle | Mar 30
Responding to alleged harassment and bullying by SoCal teachers against LGBT students, the Southern California ACLU has filed a demand that the violations cease.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

POLITICS | By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Feb 22
While on Orange County School voted to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policy, the Lake County School Board faces criticism for preventing students from starting a GSA.

Thrive Brings Gay and Straight Cape Cod Youth Together

LOCAL | By Antoinette Weil | Jan 8
The Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance, founded in 1996, has expanded its age range to accept youth up to 24 years old, and has rebranded itself as "Thrive."

R.I. Lawmaker Threatens to Cut High School’s Funding Over GSA

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Apr 4
State Rep. Dan Gordon (R-Tiverton) sparked outrage among Rhode Island’s LGBT activists when he wrote on a blog that he would cut Tiverton High School’s funding if officials allowed a gay-straight alliance to meet on campus.

GSA Leadership Summit comes to Long Beach

NATIONAL | By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Feb 1
Roughly 70 students attended the GSA Leadership Summit at Long Beach City College on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Canadian Catholic School Bans GSAs

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11
A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada came under fire for banning gay-straight alliances and then defending the decision by saying that Nazi groups would also be barred.

Utah Youth Founds GSA

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 1
A junior high student in Bountiful, Utah has laid the groundwork for a Gay-Straight Alliance at his school.

Broward County School Board recognizes Day of Silence

NATIONAL | By Joseph Erbentraut | Mar 10
The Broward County School Board passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 2, that officially recognizes the annual Day of Silence. This move is the second time county officials have acknowledged the April 16 event designed to heighten awareness of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

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