Proposed state legislation, if approved, would add gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders to the list of social and ethnic groups public schools must include in social studies.
At two East Bay private schools the debate has gone beyond whether to include gay history in the curriculum. They have taken the next step, offering a high school class dedicated to gay studies.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California announced Wednesday that it has notified the Oroville Union High School District that its Internet-filtering software has been improperly configured to block access to Web content geared toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Delano Youth Conference to Address Bullying of LGBT Youth
Leading Legal and Youth Experts to Provide Community Members with Tools to Prevent Bullying
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Whether your kids have seen TV shows with gay or lesbian characters, met a bisexual student in math class or just heard the word "gay" on the playground, chances are they have questions about sexual orientation – even if they don't tell you about them.
Thankfully, I’ve forgotten most of what school was like. But I remember one thing all too well: no one other than me in the United States ever had been queer, and if they were, they must have been some sick puppies.
Isaiah Baiseri remembers the evening he and a friend wandered into a bookstore in downtown Glendora. Baiseri, then only in sixth grade, thumbed through a book his friend recommended to him.
The book was a teen novel called Geography Club, about a 16-year-old boy coming to terms with his sexuality.
CHICAGO — Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don’t have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found.
LOS ANGELES — In California public schools, students are required to learn about black history and women’s history. And if a bill approved by the State Senate this week becomes law, the state will become the first in the country to mandate that schools also teach gay history.
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Vaishalee Raja, Equality California
California Senate Passes Landmark LGBT Education Bill