In a much-anticipated ruling and one near-and-dear to the hearts of many in the Bay Area, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday has agreed to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage.
If Congress fails to act during the lame-duck session, a series of onerous automatic federal spending cuts and tax hikes will go into effect on January 2, 2013. This budget battle has two major components:
The bullying began in the seventh grade for 17-year-old Calen Valencia.
He struggled through rampant homophobic taunts and other harassment at the hands of his peers after coming out as bisexual.
LGBT History Month ended yesterday, but in California, the campaign for an honest account of history in our schools has just begun.
Education funding is an LGBT issue. It is time to come out about this as students, as parents, and as school and public safety employees. Well-funded schools mean LGBT student safety, learning, and achievement in education. When teachers are laid off, GSA advisors are laid off and safe spaces vanish.
... Reaching out to GSAs is a relatively recent development in the Greater Palm Springs Pride organization and others like it across the state and nation. However, it should come as no surprise. The number of GSA chapters and members has been on a rapid rise.
LA MIRADA - Anthony Escobar says he's been bullied for three years at La Mirada High School.
The 17-year-old senior has been shoved in the hallway, called anti-gay slurs and told he's "going to hell" for being gay and wearing makeup.
"School is a nightmare," Escobar said. "I have to keep my guard up."
The problem isn’t a secret: California schools suspend more students than they graduate, tracking them to jail instead of to success. But Ramiro Rubalcaba was surprised when he found himself being part of the solution.
...The lawsuit was filed in Fresno by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California on behalf of two parents in the district, the American Academy of Pediatrics California District IX and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett provided pro bono assistance.
A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information about condoms and contraception, two parents and a coalition of groups said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday over the district's sex education program.