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Millions to don purple on Spirit Day

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Millions of LGBT advocates are expected to wear the color purple on Friday to commemorate Spirit Day, which is designed to honor anti-gay bullying victims nationwide.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

October 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM

ACLU Declares Web-Filtering Campaign a Success

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A leading civil rights organization says it’s ending its successful campaign designed to address the censorship of LGBT web content in public schools nationwide.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

DoE Issues LGBT-Inclusive Classroom Bullying Toolkit

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The U.S. Department of Education is providing teachers nationwide with guidance to help combat bullying against ALL students, including LGBT youth.

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ADF Launches Bullying ‘Yardstick’ to Curb LGBT-Inclusive Policies

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A conservative legal group is teaming up with an anti-gay Christian organization in an attempt to restrict both proposed and existing anti-bullying policies that specifically cover gay students in public schools nationwide.

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Spirit Day creator finalist in Seventeen Mag contest

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Seventeen Magazine has selected the teenage straight ally who founded the Spirit Day event supporting gay and trans students as one of five finalists among the thousands who entered its annual Pretty Amazing contest.

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Written by Tim Curran

June 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New HRC Study Compares Straight, LGBT Teens

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The nation’s largest LGBT rights group has released what it calls a “groundbreaking study” that highlights the differences between LGBT youth and their straight peers.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

June 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM

2 NJ School Districts Sued for Failing to Stop Bullying

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Two New Jersey school districts are facing separate federal lawsuits accusing administrators of failing to stop the bullying of two young students.

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Study: LGBT Collegiates at Higher Risk for Alcoholism

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A new study shows that LGBT college students who either personally experience anti-gay discrimination or witness such harassment on their campuses are at an increased risk for alcoholism.

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SoulForce Embarks on Fifth ‘Equality Ride’

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Gay rights activists looking to free members of the LGBT community from “religious and political oppression” are taking their message of inclusion and acceptance on the road for another cross-country ‘Equality Ride.’

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Written by Xorje Olivares

March 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM

MN School District Settles Anti-Gay Bullying Lawsuits

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The students who sued Minnesota’s largest school district over its handling of anti-gay bullying and harassment say they’re excited to return to what’s expected to be a safer learning environment.

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