DOWNEY – It is 2:30 on a Thursday afternoon and room S3 at Downey High School (DHS) is buzzing. The school day has already ended, but students keep filing into Mr. Zakour’s classroom, chitchatting with friends and enthusiastically plopping down into desks. Before long, a slight, seventeen-year-old named Samantha Delgado walks to the front of the class and attempts to get everyone’s attention. It takes a few tries, but the 30 or so teenagers eventually quiet down so that the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting can begin.
SANTA CRUZ -- A record number of local high school students attended Saturday's statewide Gay-Straight Alliance conference, which educators and students say reflects a growing interest in advocacy clubs for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their allies.
GSA Network Deputy Director Laura Valdez joins this Spanish-language radio program to discuss bullying:
Although many believe that the new generation doesn't care about sexual orientation-that it's no longer an issue in our public schools-San Francisco interior designer and safe schools activist Ian Stallings says that's simply not true. Stallings is raising money for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network-and asking others to help.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2011
CNN) - In 10th grade English at Los Angeles’ Grover Cleveland High School, Danielle Taklender's students read the book "Luna" by Julie Anne Peters. It's a story about a transgender teen.
Listen to KPFA's Dave Rosenberg interview GSA Network's Jill Marcellus about the Youth Empowerment Summit, hostile administrations, and the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, starting at 15:25 below:
Bay Area teens attend LGBT summit on tolerance. Allie Rasmus reporting for KTVU News at 6. Click the link below to watch the video about the Youth Empowerment Summit!
On the next Your Call, we'll talk to Ron Schmidt, author of Once Removed, about his journey from life as a closeted gay student in Catholic schools, to marriage and single-parenting, through alcoholism and psychotherapy, to working as a teacher in CA public schools and starting organizations to support LGBT youth. Are schools safer for queer students and families today? Join us at 10 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. What's the best way to help LGBT youth feel safe and supported?
FISHERS, Ind. — A suburban Indianapolis school district being sued by the family of a bullied student who committed suicide sent a letter to parents Wednesday, saying school officials took several steps to help the teenager and his family before his death.
The federal lawsuit alleges that officials at Fishers Junior High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School did nothing to prevent other students from harassing 14-year-old Jamarcus Bell because he was black, perceived to be gay and emotionally troubled.