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Head of California's Schools Laud GSA Leader

The head of California's public schools sent a clear message about inclusiveness when he recently awarded Carolyn Laub, the founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, an award for her work.

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The Advocate

'Glee' actor Max Adler talks homophobia

GSA Network alum Zac Toomay appears on the Dr. Drew show with Glee actor Max Adler to talk about coming out in high school.

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Dr. Drew on HLN

Josh Hutcherson Offers a Fist Bump for Gay-Straight Alliances

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and the founder of the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, Avan Jogia, meet with Gay-Straight Alliance Network members to discuss the importance of straight allies.

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Innovators for youth honored: gay-straight network offers security and activism

The founder of a network that provides support for gay students and the founders of two effective nonprofits that provide hope and training for at-risk youths in Oakland and Santa Clara County are among the five winners of this year’s James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards.

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Educated Guess: Thoughts on Public Education

GSA Network Executive Director Honored with Irvine Leadership Award

February 13, 2012

CONTACT: Jill Marcellus, Gay-Straight Alliance Network
PHONE: 415.375.9526 EMAIL:

GSA Network Executive Director Honored with Irvine Leadership Award

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Much has changed since King's death four years ago, but enough?

Middle school was tougher on Taylor Kennepohl than it was on most.

Even before eighth grade, when she realized she was gay, she endured a barrage of anti-gay insults. They called her a litany of derogatory names meant to sting. It made her feel like a freak.

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Ventura County Star

Mission Says Court Slow but Sure on Prop 8

“What took them so long?” was the typical Mission reaction today to a federal appeals court’s 2-1 decision that Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

“It’s about time,” said Kira Thompson as she ate lunch outside Herbivore.

“I can’t believe it took so much time,” said Raphael Shanmugan as he fixed a bike. “It’s ridiculous it hasn’t come sooner,” said Courtland Donaldson.

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Mission Local

Franken Tells GSAs He Needs Votes for Anti-discrimination Measure

Today marked the first annual National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, and several of the groups across the country heard from Sen. Al Franken on his anti-discrimination bill's prospects of passing through Congress and bringing change to their schools.

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The Advocate