Harvey Milk Day is today, May 22, 2012! After two legislative tries and the 2008 release of the movie Milk, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to establish May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. Now, California governors are required to annually proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day and encourage public schools and educational institutions to commemorate the date.
This past weekend, 55 high school students came to Sacramento for three days of intensive leadership training, followed by the 7th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day (QYAD).
Hey GSA leaders! If you’re anything like us, you’re shocked that the school year is almost up. This has been a jam-packed year for GSA activism, and spring is a great time to pause and reflect on these victories and prepare for next school year.
Today, GSAs around the country will take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBTQ people face each day. GLSEN, which coordinates the event, has tons of tips for Day of Silence actions at dayofsilence.org, and we've got a resource guide to help, too.
Do you think GSA youth activists are changing the world? Yeah, we do, too -- now let's convince the White House!
The White House just announced its LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge, which calls for videos about "unsung heroes" working to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.