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Much has changed since King's death four years ago, but enough?

Middle school was tougher on Taylor Kennepohl than it was on most.

Even before eighth grade, when she realized she was gay, she endured a barrage of anti-gay insults. They called her a litany of derogatory names meant to sting. It made her feel like a freak.

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Ventura County Star

Mission Says Court Slow but Sure on Prop 8

“What took them so long?” was the typical Mission reaction today to a federal appeals court’s 2-1 decision that Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

“It’s about time,” said Kira Thompson as she ate lunch outside Herbivore.

“I can’t believe it took so much time,” said Raphael Shanmugan as he fixed a bike. “It’s ridiculous it hasn’t come sooner,” said Courtland Donaldson.

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Mission Local

Franken Tells GSAs He Needs Votes for Anti-discrimination Measure

Today marked the first annual National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, and several of the groups across the country heard from Sen. Al Franken on his anti-discrimination bill's prospects of passing through Congress and bringing change to their schools.

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The Advocate

Al Franken to Honor the First Ever Gay-Straight Alliance Day

Tomorrow appears to be the first Gay-Straight Alliance Day, and in San Francisco, the GSA Network will be joined by Senator Al Franken to honor the day intended to mobilize youths and adults to try and get the Student Non-Discrimination Act passed.

According to the Press Release:

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Lez Get Real

GSA Network Joins Senator Franken to Make It Better on National GSA Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jill Marcellus, GSA Network
Phone: 415.375.9526, Email: jill@gsanetwork.org

GSA Network Joins Senator Franken to Make It Better on National GSA Day

In celebration of the first annual National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Senator Al Franken of Minnesota will call on all United States Senators to support the Student Non-Discrimination Act

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Gay students find support at campus clubs

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.

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The Downey Patriot

Record number attend gay-straight student conference

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.

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Santa Cruz Sentinal

Bullying: Hecho En California

GSA Network Deputy Director Laura Valdez joins this Spanish-language radio program to discuss bullying:

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KIQI 1010: Hecho En California

San Francisco Interior Designer Ian Stallings Says Gay Kids Are Still Not Safe at School

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

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San Francisco Chronicle/ PR Web

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