FRESNO, March 23, 2012 – On Saturday, young people from across the Central Valley will join together for an annual youth-led conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight ally youth working to create safer schools for all students. Through workshops, a resource fair, and a keynote speech, the 2012 Expression Not Suppression conference, hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Community Link, will build students’ and adult allies’ skills to stop bullying and harassment at school based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
(from Billboard, March 2, 2012) Many artists are affiliated with some type of organization or charity that they strongly support and sometimes use to promote their product. Artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Cindy Lauper have previously toured in support of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, and the trend continues with the recent partnership between Revel & Riot and fun. Revel & Riot is an organization that promotes LGTB through media, graphics, writing, and products on the Internet.
A bill intended to help stop antigay bullying in schools nationwide would move closer to passage if President Obama backed it, according to a letter sent to him by 70 organizations.
Josh Hutcherson, star of The Hunger Games, took a break from his promotional duties to speak with the Gay Straight Alliance at a Los Angeles high school, reports Celebuzz.
The head of California's public schools sent a clear message about inclusiveness when he recently awarded Carolyn Laub, the founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, an award for her work.
GSA Network alum Zac Toomay appears on the Dr. Drew show with Glee actor Max Adler to talk about coming out in high school.
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and the founder of the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, Avan Jogia, meet with Gay-Straight Alliance Network members to discuss the importance of straight allies.
Straight But Not Narrow’s Avan Jogia, Josh Hutcherson,
and GSA Network Youth Star in Straight Ally PSA
The founder of a network that provides support for gay students and the founders of two effective nonprofits that provide hope and training for at-risk youths in Oakland and Santa Clara County are among the five winners of this year’s James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards.