SB 543 will increase access to mental health services for at-risk youth
They claim school district took no action
Asher Brown's worn-out tennis shoes still sit in the living room of his Cypress-area home while his student progress report — filled with straight A's — rests on the coffee table.
High school junior Benji Delgadillo will begin this school year differently than in years past — he’s coming out.
Under an anti-harassment policy passed by the Anniston Board of Education Wednesday, students are explicitly protected from bullying based on their race, gender, religion or disability. Sexual orientation? Not so much. With Wednesday’s unanimous vote, Anniston joined school systems across the state in passing an official policy for dealing with bullying and harassment.
A school district in rural Mississippi that canceled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to attend with her girlfriend has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit the ACLU filed on her behalf.
The school district also agreed to follow a nondiscrimination policy as part of the settlement, though it argues such a policy was already in place.
YUCCA VALLEY — When Krista Blevins returns as a senior to Yucca Valley High School next month, she’ll bear the torch as president of the True Colors gay-straight alliance, the first successful alliance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students at her school.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed new legislation into law June 27 that expands the state's school bullying laws to include harassment based on sexual orientation.
Bullying can paralyze a student and has challenged teachers and administers in their attempts to prevent it.
At his Kentucky elementary school, kids taunted Brent on the playground about being gay, whatever that was. By eighth grade, he realized what they meant and came out to a friend — and vice versa.
The Dignity for All Students Act, which would protect LGBT students from bullying and harassment in schools, passed the New York state senate Tuesday evening after years of effort. Governor David Paterson is expected to sign the bill into law, which would mark the first time gender identity and expression are included in state law.