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Students Ask Legislators to Stop Bullying and Discrimination

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Student Advocates to Call on Elected Officials to 

Protect Against Bullying and Discrimination

 

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Four lessons to create a safe school

Myndi Hardgrave is proud to be the faculty adviser for the Gay-Straight Alliance — but she prays for the day when the club can be put to rest at Hanford West High School.

“Gay-Straight Alliances should not exist,” she says. “It is sad and shameful that in 2011 our society is still so ignorant and closed-minded that a GSA is necessary to protect our students.”

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California Teachers Association

School Safety and Bullying are Focus of Annual Youth Conference in Fresno

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Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

School Safety and Bullying are Focus of Annual Youth Conference in Fresno

Hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Community Link

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Seth’s Law Proposed to Make Safer Schools 
for California Students

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Contact: Jackie Downing
415-552-4229

“Seth’s Law” Proposed to Make a Safer School Environment 
for California Students

Assemblymember Ammiano and LGBT Equality Organizations Co-Sponsor AB 9

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GSA Network

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

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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

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