In the News

To subscribe to an RSS feed for our news page, click on the RSS icon. 

Delano Youth Conference to Address Bullying of LGBT Youth

 

Media Advisory

Delano Youth Conference to Address Bullying of LGBT Youth


Leading Legal and Youth Experts to Provide Community Members with Tools to Prevent Bullying

(Delano, CA, May 12, 2011)—This Saturday, May 14, 2011, a one-day community conference will be held to address the harm caused by the widespread harassment and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in schools and communities.

Press Release

Harvey Milk Day Curriculum and Web Resources Announced by the California Safe Schools Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT:  Tarah Fleming, Our Family Coalition
PHONE:
415-981-1960 x304  
EMAIL:
tarah@ourfamily.org

CONTACT:  Carolyn Laub, Gay-Straight Alliance Network
PHONE:  
(415) 552-4229  
EMAIL:
carolyn@gsanetwork.org

 

News Article

Talking to Your Kids About Sexuality

Whether your kids have seen TV shows with gay or lesbian characters, met a bisexual student in math class or just heard the word "gay" on the playground, chances are they have questions about sexual orientation – even if they don't tell you about them. Your child might also be questioning her own sexuality, and no matter what the situation, having an open and honest dialogue with your child about sexuality is an important part of good parent-child communication.

News Article
Parents: learn how you can Make It Better.
Education.com

Calif. Bill Would Mandate Teaching LGBT History

Thankfully, I’ve forgotten most of what school was like. But I remember one thing all too well: no one other than me in the United States ever had been queer, and if they were, they must have been some sick puppies.

Why did I feel that way? Because I didn’t see anyone like me in my history books. There were no queer politicians, inventors or civil rights heroes. It’s no wonder that kids were scared of boys who liked boys or girls who liked girls. Or that schoolyard bullies picked on queer classmates.

News Article
Washington Blade

Glendora Teen Advocates For Inclusion of Gay Figures in School Lessons

Isaiah Baiseri remembers the evening he and a friend wandered into a bookstore in downtown Glendora. Baiseri, then only in sixth grade, thumbed through a book his friend recommended to him.

The book was a teen novel called Geography Club, about a 16-year-old boy coming to terms with his sexuality.

It was then Baiseri, who was also struggling to come out to his own friends and family, said everything changed.

News Article
Glendora Patch

What leads gay, straight teens to attempt suicide? Research suggests similar social influences

CHICAGO — Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don’t have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found.

Those factors raised the odds and were a substantial influence on suicide attempts even when known risk contributors like depression and being bullied were considered, said study author Mark Hatzenbuehler, a Columbia University psychologist and researcher.

News Article
Associated Press

California Bill May Require Teaching of Gay History

LOS ANGELES — In California public schools, students are required to learn about black history and women’s history. And if a bill approved by the State Senate this week becomes law, the state will become the first in the country to mandate that schools also teach gay history.

News Article
New York Times

California Senate Passes Landmark LGBT Education Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jackie Downing, GSA Network
Phone: 415-552-4229

Vaishalee Raja, Equality California
Phone: 916-284-9187

California Senate Passes Landmark LGBT Education Bill



Legislation sponsored by Equality California and Gay-Straight Alliance Network aims to stop discriminatory education and promote school safety

Press Release
GSA Network

Seth Walsh's Mother to Testify in Support of “Seth’s Law”

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

Wendy Walsh, mother of Seth Walsh, to Testify in Support of “Seth’s Law” 



Assembly Education Committee will hear testimony Wednesday on AB 9 which seeks to create a safer school environment for California students

The bill is authored by Assemblymember Ammiano and co-sponsored by LGBT equality organizations 



Press Release
GSA Network

Press Release: Seth’s Law Passes Key Legislative Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

Seth’s Law Passes Key Legislative Committee

AB 9, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by LGBT equality organizations, seeks to create a safer school environment for California students

Press Release
GSA Network

Pages