325 posts categorized "Public Education and Youth"

January 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos wants to 'advance God's kingdom'

January 09, 2017

D.C. city officials launch LGBT youth house

Congrats to SMYAL on this breakthrough.

January 06, 2017

Church of Scotland minister calls for LGBTI issues to be taught in schools to tackle homophobia

November 26, 2016

Trump Picks NOM Donor and Gay Marriage Opponent Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

This is not good.

November 19, 2016

TX Lawmaker Wants To Force Schools To Out LGBT Students To Parents

August 30, 2016

School Board Asks Supreme Court to Allow It to Continue Discriminating Against Trans Boy

August 04, 2016

US Supreme Court blocks ruling allowing trans student to use boys' bathroom

One more reminder that we are not done. This is just a temporary hold, not a ruling on the merits. But we have so much work left to do.

July 28, 2016

Students at schools with Gay Straight Alliances far less likely to be bullied

May 25, 2016

Texas education board candidate who called Obama a gay prostitute loses

Good riddance.

May 24, 2016

DC shelters frustrated by lack of funding for LGBT homeless youth

May 13, 2016

Obama Administration To Tell Schools Transgender Students Can Use Restroom Of Choice

May 08, 2016

Bullying of LGBTI students is rife in Japanese high schools, report says

President Obama Delivers the Commencement Address at Howard University

A smart presentation on how to get things done instead of just talking about it.

April 24, 2016

WATCH: Michelle Obama Denounces New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom’ Law

April 23, 2016

Westboro's protest of a school's gender-neutral restroom turns violent

April 19, 2016

US Appeals Court rules in favor of transgender student in Virginia bathroom policy case

April 07, 2016

D.C. Council passes LGBT suicide prevention bill for schools

March 08, 2016

Louisiana gay teens allowed to go to prom after school district steps in

February 09, 2016

SD Bill Banning Trans Students From Playing Sports In Accordance With Their Gender Identity Passes

More exploitation of ignorance and panic by unscrupulous demagogues.

Anti-Gay Parents Tell TN School Board Gay-Straight Alliance Will Be Used To 'Recruit' Children

January 25, 2016

Gay D.C. teacher acquitted of sexual assault

January 03, 2016

Korea's first-ever openly gay student council president speaks out

December 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton answers a question about bullying

November 09, 2015

Univ. of Missouri president resigns over handling of campus racism

If you don't think protest works, check this out.

November 05, 2015

DC Voucher program discussed on Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's testimony on the Opportunity Scholarship program can be found here.

November 04, 2015

Anti-LGBT Fairfax school board member loses re-election bid

Good riddance to the viciously anti-gay Eugene Delgaudio.

Israeli academic shouted down in lecture at University of Minnesota

Superb article by Dale Carpenter on the latest assault on free speech and academic discourse at a public university because the speaker was Israeli. I myself am critical of Israel (I am a longstanding supporter of Israel horrified by the policies of Netanyahu), but shouting down an academic lecture in this way is wrong and inimical to the mission of a university. Such illiberal behavior in the name of justice should be punished and rebuked.

October 29, 2015

The University of North Carolina’s New President Is Shockingly Anti-Gay

I write about the noxious former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings here.

October 22, 2015

House passes Boehner’s DC school 'choice' bill

As The Hill says of this, "Passage represents a swan song for the outgoing Speaker." We are very much opposed to this program. Here's a link to the letter from D.C. Council members opposing the program. We were pleased to take part in persuading members to sign the letter.

October 15, 2015

Rosenstein: end D.C. private school vouchers

Congressional imposition of private school vouchers on the District is not just being done by Republicans. Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Cory Booker back the program as well. Former Mayor Anthony Williams is a longtime proponent of the program. We at GLAA think it is inappropriate to spend public tax dollars to subsidize faith-based education when such schools are free to discriminate against us. There are other reasons as well, including studies that show the programs don't work, and the lack of accountability. Read the letter from D.C. Council members opposing vouchers.

Vito and Michael support #SpiritDay

I am digging way back in my closet to find something purple to wear this evening to show my support for ending bullying. Here's to all who are struggling against it.

October 12, 2015

Best hashtag ever: #CocksNotGlocks

October 08, 2015

Grosso and Colleagues Call on Congress to Let D.C. Decide Local Education Policy

DC Council Letter to Rep Chaffetz Oct 2015

GLAA is proud to be part of the coalition that lobbied D.C. Councilmembers on this. Thanks to Councilmembers Grosso, Bonds, Allen, Alexander, May, Nadeau, Silverman, and Evans for their signatures and their support. GLAA signed a joint letter with other organizations on the same issue in May. Notorious congressional homophobe Jason Chaffetz is planning to mark up the continuation of the program on Friday.

August 15, 2015

Texas School Board Nixes Vote On LGBT Protections

July 28, 2015

A Golden Girl's legacy brings hope to LGBT youth

Mormon Church may leave the Boy Scouts over end of ban on gay leaders

I was going to just say buh-bye, but the fact is that this will hurt kids and help no one. A lovely approach to religion.

Boy Scouts of America ends ban on gay leaders

It's only a partial victory, because church-affiliated chapters can still choose to discriminate. The contrast between welcoming and non-welcoming chapters will continue to be a thorn in BSA's side.

June 13, 2015

High School Pride

This Metro Weekly story about Pride Day at Cardozo High School also features students from the GSA at School Without Walls, who indicate they were inspired to attend by their teacher, Charles Butler. Charles is GLAA's VP for Political Affairs. Way to go, Mr. Butler!

June 04, 2015

The Day the World Didn't End

My latest Blade column looks at auspicious signs of ‪#‎LGBT‬ progress, including today's youth who are unfazed by apocalyptic prophecies by Republican politicians.

May 16, 2015

Casa Ruby house for homeless LGBT youth set to open