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More teens flock to Pride Parade: GSAs on the rise in the Valley

... Reaching out to GSAs is a relatively recent development in the Greater Palm Springs Pride organization and others like it across the state and nation. However, it should come as no surprise. The number of GSA chapters and members has been on a rapid rise. There are nearly 900 chapters across the state representing some 60 percent of high schools and 1 percent of middle schools, said Yvonna Cázares, policy manager for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a California organization that helps students form GSA clubs.

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The Desert Sun

Investigation: Gay, lesbian students recount their torment from anti-gay bullying

LA MIRADA - Anthony Escobar says he's been bullied for three years at La Mirada High School.

The 17-year-old senior has been shoved in the hallway, called anti-gay slurs and told he's "going to hell" for being gay and wearing makeup.

"School is a nightmare," Escobar said. "I have to keep my guard up."

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Out in the 562

Graduate Them, Don't Incarcerate Them!

The problem isn’t a secret: California schools suspend more students than they graduate, tracking them to jail instead of to success. But Ramiro Rubalcaba was surprised when he found himself being part of the solution.

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L.A. Progressive

Clovis Unified district sued over abstinence-only sex education

...The lawsuit was filed in Fresno by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California on behalf of two parents in the district, the American Academy of Pediatrics California District IX and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett provided pro bono assistance.

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Los Angeles Times

Calif. school district sued over sex ed program

A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information about condoms and contraception, two parents and a coalition of groups said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday over the district's sex education program.

The lawsuit is the first of its kind in California since the passage of a 2003 law requiring that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive and medically accurate, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

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Associated Press

California School District Tells Students to Sleep Away Those STDs

A bunch of rational people are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California for allegedly violating state law by telling kids they won't get pregnant if they're not sleep-deprived, whoreish loners.

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Jezebel

Clovis Unified School District Sued Over Sex Education

For Release: August 21, 2012

Clovis Unified School District Sued Over Sex Education

GSA Network joins parents, doctors in first-of-its-kind lawsuit

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Parents, doctors allege sex-ed courses violate state law

Parents and physicians Tuesday sued a Central Valley school district over its high school sex education curriculum, alleging it violated state law by only teaching about abstinence and failing to include instruction about condoms and contraception.
   

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Los Angeles Times L.A. Now Blog

California district teaches students to ‘get plenty of rest’ to prevent STDs

A coalition of groups have brought a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District in California, claiming their abstinence-only sex education program violates state law.

The lawsuit alleges the textbook used by the district informs high school students that respecting themselves, getting plenty of rest, going out as a group and practicing abstinence can prevent them from catching sexually transmitted diseases. The textbook, however, does not mention that condoms can prevent the spread of STDs.

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The Raw Story

Parents, doctors, gay-straight alliance sue school over abstinence-only policy

A group of parents, physicians and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over an abstinence-only-until-marriage sex ed program.

The lawsuit alleges that the district is violating California law and putting teens’ health at risk by teaching students misinformation and denying them critical instruction about condoms and contraception.

A 2003 state law requires that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, bias-free and appropriate for students of all sexual orientations.

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Wisconsin Gazette

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