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Gabrielino Student Attends Bullying Conference

Kimiko Nishitsuhi is among a group of parents and students meeting with President Obama

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NBC Los Angeles

Clashes Pit Parents vs. Gay-Friendly Curriculums in Schools

After a lesbian student at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo joined with the American Civil Liberties Union in 2008 to accuse the local school district of discrimination, district officials agreed as part of a settlement to show films and assign homework depicting same-sex families, beginning in elementary school.

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New York Times

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Is Alive and Well for Gay Educators

On December 22, 2010, President Obama made history by signing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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TakePart.com

In Isolated Utah City, New Clubs for Gay Students

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Some disapproving classmates called members of the new club “Satanists.” Another asked one of the girls involved, “Do you have a disease?”

Students in St. George, Utah, after gathering for a meeting of the Gay-Straight Alliances.

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New York Times

2011 ushers in new laws

Outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed several LGBT-related bills this year that are set to take effect January 1.

Among the most significant to the LGBT community is legislation that should make it easier for students to seek mental health help.

Out state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) authored Senate Bill 543, the Mental Health Services for At-Risk Youth Act. Among other provisions, the act will allow youth ages 12-17 to obtain counseling without parental consent if the attending professional believes the youth is mature enough to participate.

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Bay Area Reporter

FAIR Education Act Introduced, Sponsored by GSA Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

Senator Mark Leno Introduces FAIR Education Act

New legislation sponsored by Equality California and Gay-Straight Alliance Network

aims to stop discriminatory education and promote school safety


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GSA Network

Youth Empowerment Summit to Address Bullying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT TO ADDRESS BULLYING

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network

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GSA Network

M-A Student Max Philp Speaks at Marriage Equality Rally

M-A senior Max Philp, once a victim of anti-gay bullying and now an outspoken advocate against homophobia and California’s Proposition 8, wants people to know that harassing others about their sexual orientation and withholding marriage rights for same-sex couples are not okay.

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Menlo-Atherton Bear News

Wells Fargo donation will help empower LGBT youth

Thanks to a gift of $20,000 from Wells Fargo, a national network of gay straight alliances with its headquarters in San Francisco can grow its anti-bullying initiatives well into 2011.

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Bay Area Reporter

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens singled out for punishment

Study in leading pediatric journal finds unfair treatment nationwide

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GSA Network

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