GSA Network youth leader and intern, Javi Pinedo, argues for the FAIR Education Act in this ABC 7 News clip. The FAIR Education (SB 48) would end the exclusion of the LGBT civil rights movement from California's history classes. The bill has already passed the state Senate and Assembly. If Governor Brown signs it in the next few days, California will become the first state to require the fair and accurate representation of LGBT people in history and social science classes.
Call the Governor at 916-445-2841 and follow the prompts to show your support for SB 48!
Watch GSA Network youth leader Irene Rojas-Carroll accept the 2011 eQuality Scholarship or read her speech below. To read more about this year's eQuality Collaborative dinner and the scholarship recipients, check out this post.
GSA Network youth leader, Zachary Toomay, is featured in an AP story about a recent study showing that suicide attempts by LGBT youth, and straight youth, are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have anti-bullying or anti-discrimination protections.
Zachary told the reporter that the study “seems not only plausible, but it’s true.”