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>In the Life's latest episode, airing on PBS stations across the country, takes a look at the LGBT movement 40 years after Stonewall. In the segment below, In the Life examines what it's like to be an LGBT youth today. As GLSEN founder
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>During last night's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion show part 1 (viewable here), the wives discussed the use of the term 'that's so gay' by one of the husbands in an earlier episode.We want to first commend Danielle and host
>From our release:NEW YORK - The North Carolina House today sent an anti-bullying bill with enumerated categories including sexual orientation and gender identity to Governor Bev Perdue.If Perdue signs the law, North Carolina will
>eHuge victory in North Carolina tonight. The House gave initial approval to the School Violence Prevention Act, an anti-bullying law requiring school districts to implement anti-bullying policies that enumerate categories often
>More than a week after Rob Williams and Arnie States of KRXQ's “Rob, Arnie and Dawn in the Morning” seemed to welcome violence against transgender youth as part of an appaling hate-filled show, the show has finally gotten around to
Schools in Knox County Tennessee where computers were blocking a variety of educational and political LGBT Web sites but failed to block websites promoting 'reparative therapy' announced that the problem was a glitch in the system...
>Rob Williams and Arnie States from the Rob, Arnie & Dawn in the Morning radio show at KRXQ made horrifying comments about transgender youth on Thursday. They addressed the controversy on today's show. They pulled back slightly in
>Dr. Jill Biden, a 28-year-educator and wife of the Vice President, spoke at last night’s GLSEN Respect Awards – New York gala, making the case that all students deserve to be safe in school, regardless of sexual orientation or gender
> A new film Beyond Hatred will air nationally on the PBS documentary program P.O.V. June 30th at 10 PM (please check your local listings).In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to "do an Arab,"
>Groundspark's groundbreaking new documentary Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up will make its premiere at a benefit for Groundspark May 26 at Hunter College in NYC. Eliza Byard, who is included in the documentary, will be a
>A suit was filed yesterday by the ACLU Tennessee against schools that block pro-LGBT web sites including GLSEN but don't block anti-LGBT or ex-gay sites. "Allowing access to Web sites that present one side of an issue while blocking sites
>Ventura County Superior Court Judge James Cloninger Monday set the preliminary hearing for 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney to July 8.Brandon is accused of fatally shooting classmate Lawrence King on Feb. 12, 2008. You may
>Maddie Smith, 14, will be given the Queer Youth Leadership Award this Saturday at the Santa Cruz County Task Force awards ceremony.Smith, who is an out bisexual eighth-grader, is an outspoken member of her school's Gay Straight Alliance
>Not only do they try to get people to stop using ‘gay’ as a synonym for anything that sucks, but they do it in a playful and humourous way...I think it’s great that a superstar actress like (as far as we know) heterosexual Hilary Duff,
>GLSEN is excited to announce that a federal anti-bullying bill – the Safe Schools Improvement Act – was introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 5 by California Rep. Linda Sanchez.The Safe Schools Improvement Act will
>Students at Kennewick High School in Washington have asked to get a GSA in place, but were told it wouldn't be well received. A supportive school board member however, is working to get over that hurdle."Kids are experiencing rejection
New research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: Studying lives in context (2009)
Who, what, where, when, and why: Demographic and ecological factors contributing to hostile school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth (2009)
>Comment on this blog post with your stories! We congratulate all of you for participating in the 13th Annual National Day of Silence! Your silence spoke volumes by calling attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. Awareness

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