Tag Archives: schools

Recommended Reading: Transgender students in the classroom: Schools changing to make all feel welcome | KATU.com

An article with a generally positive tone, on the educational system making accommodations for transgender students in Oregon. Here are the opening paragraphs of this article. Continue reading this by following the link at the bottom of this post… If … Continue reading

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EYS! |You Just Gon’ Bully Me Tho? | Ep. 2

From The Center for American Progress: A majority of states still do not clearly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people from discrimination in schools, colleges, and educational programs. In this whiteboard video, YouTube celebrity Hartbeat explains why … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Education (HBO)

As a former sex educator and HIV/STD Education Coordinator for a state health department I can say unequivocally that our sex education system is a mess in many places. How medically acurate and and effective the education is depends on … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Let’s Take the Terror Out of Transitioning in School | Advocate.com and My Two Cents on The Need For More Discussion on The Needs of Non-Binary Students

It looks like the Human Rights Campaign is working to regain the trust of the transgender community. That is a good thing and now, perhaps, transgender youth will receive help transitioning in school. Please look at the end of this … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended Reading — Julianna: Why I Will Always Advocate for Transgender Teens – The Snarky Schoolteacher

In this heartfelt essay, a school teacher shares the story of a transgender teen who was a student in her class. I’ve excerpted the first few paragraphs to wet your appetite, continue reading this essay by following the link at … Continue reading

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Al Franken: What Congress must do for LGBT kids – CNN.com

A great opinion piece by Senator Al Franken and Randi Weingarten on serving  LGBTQ youth. Here are the opening paragraphs, continue reading by following the link at the bottom of this post… Al Franken represents Minnesota in the U.S Senate … Continue reading

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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating : NPR Ed : NPR

A story about a trans boy by the name of Q who has just finished his first year of school as a boy. This is a report from National Public Radio and is, thank goodness, positive in tone. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral Uniforms for All Schools With Uniforms – #IDAHOT2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Today is the Day of Silence – Let’s All Support LGBTQIA Students!

I applaud all students taking part in the Day of Silence today. Your efforts will raise awareness and make schools safer for LGBTQIA students! For more information visit GLSEN’s Day of Silence website here.

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Let’s All Support Morgan Ball and the #ClothingHasNoGender Protest | Styleite

Here is a story that I found interesting and disturbing. It seems a gay teen dressed up for his birthday and the school authorities reacted in a homophobic and effeminaphobic manner. This has sparked a movement hashtag #ClothingHasNoGender. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Western Australian Member of Parliment sees gay plot in anti-bully scheme – The West Australian

The same homophobic and transphobic nonsense that pervades right wing religious objections to anti-bullying programs in North America seems to have also taken root in Western Australia. Here’s the story from Gareth Parker, State Political Editor for The Western Australian… … Continue reading

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UK gay students are not being taught about HIV | Gay Star News

It is a travesty that in 2015 schools are still failing to provide adequate HIV prevention and comprehensive sexuality education for Gay and Bisexual youth and young Trans Women. This is certainly a problem in the US but it is … Continue reading

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Should LGBT Teachers Should Come Out to Their Students? 

Out teachers provide LGBT students with visible role models, but belonging to sexual or gender minority group shouldn’t be a prerequisite for confronting discrimination. Heterosexuality isn’t an excuse for delegating the responsibility for tackling homophobia and transphobia. “More often than … Continue reading

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Recommended: Does the South Need an LGBT School? – The Daily Beast

I am a supporter for LGBTQIA schools for kids who can’t make it in regular public schools. This should in no way diminish the priority of making public schools more inclusive and welcoming of LGBTQIA students but until all students … Continue reading

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Recommended: Bully My Son at Your Own Risk | Amelia

I highly recommend you read this account by the mother of a young gay son as she recounts the traumatic conversation she had with her son after he came home from school upset. Here’s the beginning of the post by … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland school cancels homophobic bullying workshop ‘because both sides of argument should be represented’ | Metro News

Since when are there two sides to bullying, unless you count homophobes and transphobes who want to prevent bullying prevention programs so religious fundamentalist students can be free to denounce LGBTQ students. Here’s the story from Harry Readhead writing for … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Tennessee School Denies Admission to Child of Gay Parents | Jamie McGonnigal

The Huffington Post is reporting on yet another school discriminating against prospective students because their parents are gay. As more and more LGBTQ people become parents these situations are going to continue, if not escalate. Here’s the story from Jamie … Continue reading

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EQUALITY NEW MEXICO AND PARTNERS LAUNCH STATEWIDE SAFE SCHOOLS AD CAMPAIGN

An important new Safe Schools Initiative from Equality New Mexico and it’s partners… EQNM AND PARTNERS LAUNCH MULTI-YEAR SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE AND STATEWIDE PUBLIC AWARENESS ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN ALBUQUERQUE – January 20, 2015 – Equality New Mexico Foundation and partners have launched the … Continue reading

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We want to teach our pupils what LGBTI means, say UK schools | Gay Star News

The day has finally arrived when school administrators clearly understand the difference between sexual orientation/identity and sexual behavior/expression. I can recall a time when not even high schools understood the difference. People equated gay with specific sex acts not the … Continue reading

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The Horrors of Privatization of Public Schools

Another off-topic post but this is important. From the video description: This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartner who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the rightwing … Continue reading

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