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Bullying: Hecho En California

GSA Network Deputy Director Laura Valdez joins this Spanish-language radio program to discuss bullying:

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KIQI 1010: Hecho En California

San Francisco Interior Designer Ian Stallings Says Gay Kids Are Still Not Safe at School

Although many believe that the new generation doesn't care about sexual orientation-that it's no longer an issue in our public schools-San Francisco interior designer and safe schools activist Ian Stallings says that's simply not true. Stallings is raising money for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network-and asking others to help.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2011

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San Francisco Chronicle/ PR Web

Youth Empowerment Summit Promotes Safer Schools

GSA Network Executive Director Carolyn Laub discusses the importance of the 2011 Youth Empowerment Summit and how it will help students implement the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act in their schools.

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KCBS Radio, San Francisco

Teens Attend LGBT Summit on Tolerance

Bay Area teens attend LGBT summit on tolerance. Allie Rasmus reporting for KTVU News at 6. Click the link below to watch the video about the Youth Empowerment Summit!

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As California mandate looms, some LGBT curriculum already in place

CNN) - In 10th grade English at Los Angeles’ Grover Cleveland High School, Danielle Taklender's students read the book "Luna" by Julie Anne Peters.  It's a story about a transgender teen.

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Youth Empowerment Summit: KPFA Evening News

Listen to KPFA's Dave Rosenberg interview GSA Network's Jill Marcellus about the Youth Empowerment Summit, hostile administrations, and the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, starting at 15:25 below:


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KPFA 94.1 Berkeley

Have Things Gotten Better for LGBT youth?

On the next Your Call, we'll talk to Ron Schmidt, author of Once Removed, about his journey from life as a closeted gay student in Catholic schools, to marriage and single-parenting, through alcoholism and psychotherapy, to working as a teacher in CA public schools and starting organizations to support LGBT youth. Are schools safer for queer students and families today? Join us at 10 or email us at What's the best way to help LGBT youth feel safe and supported?

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Your Call, KALW San Francisco

Indiana teenager’s suicide raises questions over bullying

FISHERS, Ind. — A suburban Indianapolis school district being sued by the family of a bullied student who committed suicide sent a letter to parents Wednesday, saying school officials took several steps to help the teenager and his family before his death.

The federal lawsuit alleges that officials at Fishers Junior High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School did nothing to prevent other students from harassing 14-year-old Jamarcus Bell because he was black, perceived to be gay and emotionally troubled.

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Associated Press

Effort Launched to Strip LGBTs From Calif. Education Act

A second effort is on the table to take down California's FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, Respectful) Education Act, which will require that the state's public schools teach the contributions of LGBT and handicapped people.

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The Advocate

Anti-Equality Advocates File Initiative to Eliminate LGBT People from FAIR Education Act


CONTACT: Jill Marcellus, Gay-Straight Alliance Network

CONTACT: Diana Rubio, ACLU of Southern California

CONTACT: Rebekah Orr, Equality California

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