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GLSEN Mass. Conference Works to Teach Respect

LOCAL | By Tony Hobday | Apr 9
The Mar. 30 GLSEN conference at MIT brought together students, educators, parents and advocates, for a daylong block of workshops teaching a more inclusive curriculum.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

POLITICS | By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Feb 22
While on Orange County School voted to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policy, the Lake County School Board faces criticism for preventing students from starting a GSA.

Thrive Brings Gay and Straight Cape Cod Youth Together

LOCAL | By Antoinette Weil | Jan 8
The Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance, founded in 1996, has expanded its age range to accept youth up to 24 years old, and has rebranded itself as "Thrive."

R.I. Lawmaker Threatens to Cut High School’s Funding Over GSA

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Apr 4
State Rep. Dan Gordon (R-Tiverton) sparked outrage among Rhode Island’s LGBT activists when he wrote on a blog that he would cut Tiverton High School’s funding if officials allowed a gay-straight alliance to meet on campus.

Canadian Catholic School Bans GSAs

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11
A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada came under fire for banning gay-straight alliances and then defending the decision by saying that Nazi groups would also be barred.

Utah Youth Founds GSA

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 1
A junior high student in Bountiful, Utah has laid the groundwork for a Gay-Straight Alliance at his school.

GLSEN Study: Gay Middle Schoolers Face Most Harassment

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28
A study by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) shows that while anti-gay bullying is a problem at all grade levels, middle schoolers are hardest hit when it comes to harassment for being--or being perceived as--gay.

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