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Operation Rubber Storm, 1993 – Memorable Events In My Life

This is the first of  a new series I call Memorable Events In My Life. One of the more memorable experiences I had in HIV/AIDS activism was the time a small group of us (sadly two are no longer with … Continue reading

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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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You Have Got To Be F***ing Kidding Me?! South Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Genital Inspections For Trans High School Athletes | ThinkProgress

This is another example of the offensive behavior some politicians are willing to countanance because of their transphobia. Can you imagine the revulsion most parents would feel at having their child’s genitals examined to satisfy this man’s blatant transphobia? South … 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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Recommended Reading: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

If you have been around Trans activism for more than a couple months you have undoubtedly heard of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists or TERF. I have generally avoided bringing this up because of the potential for a flame war. I … Continue reading

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From Blake to Jessie: a 7-year-old’s transgender story

An excellent piece in The Guardian about a young trans girl and the wider story about the increase in trans children reported to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service… Jessie is a typical seven-year-old pupil. She likes colourful dresses and … Continue reading

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Minnesota high school students protest conversion therapy billboard – LGBTQ Nation

I am so thrilled that the newest generation to emerge into adulthood is our future! There are exceptions of course, but the fact the majority align with my views, while my generation casts my views, and me, aside as dangerous … Continue reading

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Westmount LGBTQ students take turn as teachers at Pride event

Westmount LGBTQ students take turn as teachers at Pride event. This story reports on an event that other schools should emulate.

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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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Two Boys Win Cutest Couple at McKinleyville Middle School, Students Launch Social Media Campaign in Solidarity | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Two middle school boys are now a viral media sensation for posing as a couple and winning the schools cutest couple contest. Now other students have emulated them also taking photos of mostly same-sex couple. The campaign has a simple … Continue reading

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Research shows 1 in 5 gay and bi teens have been bullied by a teacher · PinkNews

A shameful truth is revealed in a report from the National AIDS Trust in the United Kingdom. No, it’s not about HIV transmission but is instead about bullying, specifically bullying by teachers and staff. Here’s the story from Joseph Patrick … Continue reading

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I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry) | S. Bear Bergman

A fabulous  column by S. Bear Bergman, self proclaimed writer, educator, storyteller, & loudmouth, has appeared in The Huffington Post. Mr. Bear is unapologetic about the work he does to spread the message about equality and LGBTQIA human rights to … 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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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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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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South Korea Generation Gap: School asks how to punish gay students, pupil answers in best way possible | Gay Star News

South Korea is an interesting example of a country where there is a huge generation gap when it comes to acceptance of LGBTQ people. A recent Pew Research poll found that 71% of 18-29 year olds accepted homosexuality, among 30-49 … Continue reading

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Bullied over being a cheerleader, 12-year-old California boy commits suicide | Gay Star News

This is just so, so sad. It is also a reminder that gender non-conforming children remain targets for bullying. Schools MUST do a better job of creating a climate where children perceived as LGBTQ youth or are LGBTQ are accepted … Continue reading

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Same Difference: a Feature Documentary Film about LGBT youth | Indiegogo

The crowd funding site, Indiegogo has a very worthwhile project which is no longer seeking funds but is an interesting project… Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay … Continue reading

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High School Students Punished for Not Saying “Under God” When Leading Pledge of Allegiance Over Loudspeakers

LGBTIQ students are not the only group to face discrimination. Students who are atheist also face discrimination as this story from Hemant Mehta who blogs as the Friendly Atheist at Patheos.com demonstrates… I’ve written a lot of posts about young atheists … Continue reading

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Tell Highland Spring High School to drop assault charges against 14 year-old victim of violent beating.

As a rule I don’t pass on all the petitions I get requests for but this is very important. Far to many LGBTIQ youth or those presumed to be LGBTIQ are bullied. In several cases bullies have gotten off based … Continue reading

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