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Gay Teen Who Fired Stun Gun in the Air to Scare Away Menacing Bullies Expelled from School

A sad yet not entirely unexpected development in the case of the openly gay teen who used a stun gun to chase away his bullies: Darnell "Dynasty" Young has been expelled from Arsenal Tech High School until January of next year.

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Queer youth lobby lawmakers on school discipline bills

Nearly 50 high school students from communities throughout California came to Sacramento Monday to lobby state legislators in support of two bills aimed at protecting students from extreme or unjust discipline policies.

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Bay Area Reporter

Youth to Meet with Elected Officials to Advocate for School Safety & Equality


Youth to Meet with Elected Officials to Advocate for School Safety & Equality
Press conference at 11:00 with legislators and youth speakers

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GSA Network Lauds White House Endorsement of Essential Protections for LGBT Students

GSA Network Lauds White House Endorsement of Essential Protections for LGBT Students:

President Obama Supports Student Non-Discrimination Act and Safe Schools Improvement Act

After months of advocacy by LGBT youth and community activists, the White House released this statement today in support of two crucial bills to end harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression:

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'Bully' Gets a PG-13 Rating So We Highlight Young Action Takers

Unless you've been living in, I dunno Siberia, you've prolly heard about the documentary, "Bully." The film follows the story of five bullied students -- its blatant honesty and closeness really make it a compelling film. I'll admit it too: I cried more than Snooki at an international pickle festival. "Bully" exposes a lot of less discussed issues around bullying -- parents and teachers living in denial about their students being bullied, and that students are often afraid nothing will change even if they do speak up.

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Schools left to figure out gay studies mandate

Many educators have already been including lessons that would meet the new requirements — discussing Franklin Delano Roosevelt's disability or debating current events such as the repeal of the “don't ask, don't tell” military policy.

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The Desert Sun

School District Told to Replace Web Filter Blocking Pro-Gay Sites

CAMDENTON, Mo. — Students using the computers at Camdenton High School here in central Missouri have been able to access the Web sites for Exodus International, as well as People Can Change, antigay organizations that counsel men and women on how to become heterosexual.

But the students have not been able to access the Web sites of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or the Gay-Straight Alliance Network.

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New York Times

STOP BULLYING: Fresno Conference today (Saturday)

Hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Community Link

Info provided by the Gay/Straight Alliance Network:

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CBS Fresno

Student leaders target bullying at annual Fresno youth conference

FRESNO, March 23, 2012 – On Saturday, young people from across the Central Valley will join together for an annual youth-led conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight ally youth working to create safer schools for all students. Through workshops, a resource fair, and a keynote speech, the 2012 Expression Not Suppression conference, hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Community Link, will build students’ and adult allies’ skills to stop bullying and harassment at school based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fun. Promotes New Album "Some Nights" with LGBT Organization

(from Billboard, March 2, 2012) Many artists are affiliated with some type of organization or charity that they strongly support and sometimes use to promote their product. Artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Cindy Lauper have previously toured in support of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, and the trend continues with the recent partnership between Revel & Riot and fun. Revel & Riot is an organization that promotes LGTB through media, graphics, writing, and products on the Internet.

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MSU Entertainment Online, Billboard