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    Note: these results are not from the primary (high quality) database. / News / Nation / Groups hold dueling pro- and anti-gay days
According to GLSEN, 84 percent of gay and lesbian high school students experiences verbal harassment on a regular basis at school, and 40 percent experience physical harassment.
GLSEN and its allies say the silent protest is specifically targeting harassment of gay students, while the Alliance Defense Fund and other conservatives say GLSEN's agenda is to broaden national acceptance of homosexuality.
Most Day of Silence participants go through the school day without speaking -- a tactic for drawing attention to the isolation and harassment experienced by many gay students. /news/nation/articles/2005/04/12/groups_hold_dueling_pro__and_anti_gay_days   (845 words) > News > Education -- Officials had feared violence at high school
The animosity between gay and straight students at Poway High School was so volatile last spring that school officials said they had to prevent a teenager from wearing an anti-gay slogan on a T-shirt in class.
The campus was so polarized that the district was slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit by gay and lesbian students on one side and fielded at least one threatening phone call from a parent opposed to homosexuality.
On April 22, sophomore Tyler Chase Harper, 16, wore a shirt with hand-written anti-gay phrases, including "Homosexuality is shameful." He wore it the day after a campus observance of tolerance of gay and lesbian people called "A Day of Silence." /news/education/20040822-9999-1mi22tshirt.html   (1252 words)

 Resource List United States - New York
Dedicated to preventing, monitoring and lessening the effects of bias crimes and hate-related harassment in Nassau and Suffolk counties. /resource-list/index?category=52   (1467 words)

 gsa info
GSAs help eliminate anti-gay bias, discrimination, harassment and violence by educating school communities about homophopia and the lives of youth, and supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) students and their heterosexual allies.
A Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a school based, student led, non-curricular club organized to end anti-gay bias and homophobia in schools and create positive change by making schools welcoming, supportive and safe places for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identitity.
The term "gay straight alliance" exemplifies the purpose of the club: to build bridges among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions-whether they identify as gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgender or anything else. /clubs/gsa%20club/gsainfo.html   (295 words)

 CNN - TV spot battles anti-gay bias in schools - October 4, 1999
Davis signed the legislation late Saturday to outlaw the harassment of gay students and teachers in public schools and colleges.
ATLANTA (CNN) -- A new public-awareness campaign intended to help reduce anti-gay taunting in public schools features Judy Shepard, the mother of a gay college student who was fatally beaten in Wyoming last year.
CNN - TV spot battles anti-gay bias in schools - October 4, 1999 /US/9910/04/anti-gay.violence/index.html   (492 words)

 ABC 7 News - Anti-Gay 'Day of Truth' Signs Up 1,150
Participants in the Day of Silence generally do not speak during the course of the school day as a way of highlighting the isolation and harassment experienced by many gay students.
An example of Christian hipocrisy would be anti-gay Christians telling gay people to be straight people - take a little walk in their shoes for just a second, people!
Viewer Comments on Anti-Gay 'Day of Truth' Signs Up 1,150 /news/stories/0405/220918.html   (504 words) - San Diego Student Claims High School Harassment before Superior Court - - A former student at Poway High School testified ye
Another Poway student, Tyler Chase Harper, filed a suit in federal court last year charging the school violated his rights to free speech when he was pulled out of class for wearing an anti-gay slogan on a T-shirt.
They are asking for unspecified damages and want a judge to require the school to create "a healthier environment" for gay and lesbian teens.
Administrators said they feared the shirt would incite violence between gay and straight students. /article.cfm?section=9&id=5998   (573 words)

 Christian fired for 'anti-gay' Bible verses
Notice how anything that hints of heterosexuality is considered harassment while anything gay is automatically hailed as a celebration of "diversity"?
Instead, there is a double-standard where one cannot escape from "gay" this or that.
Private matters -- gay or straight -- should remain private matters. /focus/f-news/1053108/posts   (778 words)

 Lesbian Women Discharged From Military More Than Gay Men (News) Maria Opitz
The report also claims that the Bush Administration has failed to implement the 2000 Pentagon "Anti-Harassment Action Plan," adopted by then-Defense Secretary William Cohen, and that this failure has given unspoken approval for the continued harassment of gay, lesbian, or bisexual servicemembers.
The discharge rates and harassment represent "an affront to liberty, unity, and military readiness," says SLDN executive director C. Dixon Osburn, who adds that Congress should repeal the controversial "Don't ask, don't tell" policy and alleges that the Pentagon and White House have not done enough to curb anti-gay behavior in the military.
In addition, 1,075 incidents of anti-gay harassment were reported by the Department of Defense, a 23 percent increase from the previous year. /webwatch/2002_73/news/2742-1.html   (778 words)

 The Task Force - The Issues
Thanks largely to the efforts of LGBT students and their allies, support is growing for the implementation of gay-straight alliances, safe schools programs, nondiscrimination policies, and other interventions designed to counteract and prevent anti-LGBT violence and harassment in public schools.
In the face of this widespread harassment and violence, LGBT youth are joining allied heterosexual youth, school faculty and staff, parents, policymakers, and advocates to promote policy interventions that can interrupt and prevent anti-LGBT bias.
Violence and harassment against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students is widespread, but a growing number of states are taking steps to make schools safer for LGBT students and the children of LGBT parents. /theissues/issue.cfm?issueID=13   (778 words)

 ACLU of Illinois - Legal - High School Civil Liberties Project - Gay Students' Rights
In the context of public schools, this decision means that school officials must confront and deal with anti-gay harassment just as they would all other harassment.
Although sexual orientation is not a “protected class,” meaning the courts do not protect the rights of gays and lesbians with the same vigilance they apply to race and gender discrimination, recent court rulings have made it clear that there is no rational basis for a state to perpetuate anti-gay bigotry.
In 1980 a gay student in Rhode Island sued his school for refusing to let him attend his senior prom with a male date, and won. /legal/highschool/students/gayrights.shtml   (774 words)

 Gabi Clayton's Resources - EDUCATION
Day of Silence - a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies.
SIGNS: School Survival Guide for LGBT Youth and their Allies - This website is by student leaders working to end hate and homophobia in schools with Youth Enrichment Services of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York City.
Avoiding Heterosexual Bias in Language - American Psychological Association's Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concern developed this to assist authors in avoiding bias when writing specifically about lesbians, gay men, and bisexual persons, as well as in general discussions of sexuality. /gabi/gcresource_education.htm   (774 words)

 Clovis Unified board OKs students' gay-straight club
Gay Straight Alliance Club Constitution, which advocates nonviolence, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, and which does not provide for teaching of issues related to sex or sex education, is in compliance with the provisions of law requiring the District’s approval.
Clovis Unified School District is satisfied that the Gay Straight Alliance Club Constitution, which advocates nonviolence, antiand#8209;discrimination and antiand#8209;harassment, and which does not provide for teaching of issues related to sex or sex education, is in compliance with the provisions of law requiring the District’s approval.
In approving the Gay Straight Alliance Club for the Clovis High School campus, the Clovis Unified School District applies the Equal Access Act without making any statement for or against the viewpoint of the Gay Straight Alliance Club. /focus/fr/628225/posts   (774 words)

 Day of Silence - Soon to be silent in a school near you! - GLSEN & USSA
More than 300 student clubs have registered their participation in Ally Week, a week-long action that seeks to empower straight students, faculty and administration to be allies in making anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) name-calling, bullying and harassment unacceptable in K-12 schools.
GLSEN is proud to be encouraging students to end anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in K-12 schools with a new day of action, Ally Week!
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and the USSA (United States Student Association)   (657 words)

Too often LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT are given the message – implicitly or explicitly, that somehow they’ve invited harassment by acting in a particular way, usually by transgressing rigid gender roles.
It seems that for quite a long time, “faggot” has been the slur of choice for people wishing to insult or harass gay men, men they perceive to be gay, or men they simply wish to humiliate regardless of their targets’ sexual orientation.
Are the terms “faggot” and “dyke” used only to insult lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, or people perceived to be LGBT, in your school? /partners/cic/comingout_pt4.jhtml   (657 words)

 Workers World July 3, 1997: Interview with Morris Kight
The Coors company is anti-union and has always funded right-wing groups that are against lesbian, gay, bi, and trans rights.
Kight was the founder of the Gay Liberation Front in 1968.
We fought for gay rights by means of militant actions such as demonstrations, rallies and civil disobedience. /ww/kight.html   (972 words)

 show recent stories : SF Bay Area Indymedia
Read more In contrast, the Day of Silence is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment, or silencing, experienced by LGBT students and their allies.
Bueler, who last year drew nationwide attention after starting the Conservative Club and claiming liberal bias in the classroom, called the demonstration "a day to stand up for God's truth." He said it was organized to protest a planned event Friday by the school's Gay-Straight Alliance Club.
They’ve chosen to rail against what they perceive is the discrimination against their right to discriminate against gay youth. /archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=29   (972 words)

 The Task Force - The Issues
Every day, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are the victims of harassment and violence, particularly at school and in the workplace.
Sometimes anti-LGBT bias manifests itself in the form of bias-motivated harassment and violence, which harms not only individuals, but also an entire community.
For example, the brutal murder of James Byrd, who was chained to the bumper of a truck and dragged down a street in Texas, sent a chilling message to African Americans that racial violence and murder remains a continued threat. /theissues/issue.cfm?issueID=12   (972 words)

 Gay rights
In 1970, gay liberationists in New York formed the Gay Activist's Alliance which sought out the rights for gay men and lesbians to promote repealing state laws ending police harassment and entrapment, and enacting anti-employment discrimination legislation.
In June of 1969, the most famous protest against police harassment occured at New York City's Stonewall Inn which was seen as a major turning point in the gay rights movement.
Important issues during that time were the rights of gay and lesbian couples to function as "families", and ending discrimination against gay parents in adoption and child custody proceedings, which led to the legalization of gay marriages. /PaperIConvtoHTM/Other/Gay_rights.htm   (972 words)

In a national survey, 69 percent of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth experienced some form of harassment or violence at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In 1998 a national survey found that there had been a 34 percent increase in anti-gay violence at public schools and colleges.
Because of its official adoption by the Gay Activists Alliance, which sponsored public events for the gay community, the lambda became a quick way for the members of the gay community to identify each other. /oma/Groups/GSA/gsa.htm   (511 words)

 SSC Meets Police (February 2002)
Representatives of the Safe Schools Coalition offered recommendations to combat anti-Gay violence and harassment in Seattle schools to the Seattle Police Departments' Sexual Minority Advisory Council at their monthly meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Coalition makes recommendation on how SPD officers can more effectively handle anti-Gay violence in schools
He spoke to the Seattle Gay News shortly after meeting with the committee. /loco/PERSONProject/Alerts/States/Washington/police.html   (511 words)

 Toolkit for Working with Men and Boys - GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
Lesbian and gay students, and those who were perceived to be gay or lesbian, first shared their “personal realities” with key school officials and were instrumental in effecting what promises to be a comprehensive plan to address anti-gay harassment and discrimination in the Anchorage School District.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in America’s K-12 schools.
GLSEN supports over 1600 school based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)—school-based, student-led, non-curricular clubs—and over 70 volunteer-based chapters in communities across the nation. /Resources/GLSEN   (1918 words)

 One Week to 2004 Day of Silence: 250,000 Students to Protest Bias Against GLBT Peers
The Day of Silence is a national student-led effort in which participants take a vow of silence to peacefully protest the discrimination and harassment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in schools.
GLSEN's 2003 National School Climate Survey found that more than 4 out of 5 LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school and nearly 30 percent report missing at least a day of school in the past month out of fear for their personal safety.
GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey is the only national survey to document the experiences of LGBT students in America’s schools and has been conducted bi-annually since 1999. /focus/fr/1117550/posts   (1918 words)

 Washington Blade Online
In that post, gay activists said, Brickner tried to ban books she considered objectionable, including books she deemed “very pro-homosexual in nature.” Brickner had also opposed including sexual orientation in the anti-harassment non-discrimination clauses in the county’s school handbooks.
The race for leadership of Northern Virginia’s most populous county was watched closely by gay activists because of Brickner’s alliance with social conservatives during her tenure as a Fairfax County School Board member.
The news was not as good for another gay candidate running for public office in Northern Virginia. /2003/11-7/news/localnews/delegate.cfm   (1918 words)

 Out in the Mountains : VT. Gay Bashing on the Rise?
During the month of September the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Alliance at UVM experienced anonymous anti-gay harassment.
In a recent survey by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) it was reported that over 95% of gay men and 90% of lesbians in their random survey had reported being victimized because of their sexual orientation.
Discrimination against lesbian and gay UVM students, staff and faculty is in violation of University policy. /oitm/issues/1988/10oct1988   (684 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, said the document is just one in a long history of anti-gay sentiment by the Pentagon.
A “GAY BOMB” that would cause enemy troops to lust after each other and ignore advancing U.S. forces was considered by the U.S. military only a little more than a decade ago, according to recently released documents.
And our soldiers are fighting in these countries alongside openly gay soldiers from Great Britain and Israel — and nobody would question their ability,” he added. /email-post.g?blogID=5029357&postID=110634837449549433   (551 words)

 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
The right to non-discrimination and to be free from violence and harassment is usually denied by omitting sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws, constitutional provisions or their enforcement.
The right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is infringed upon by police practices, in investigations or in the case of lesbians, gays and bisexuals in detention.
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is meant to be the EU code of fundamental rights and was proclaimed in Nice in December 2000. /learn/guides/lgbt.html   (551 words)

 NCLR - Flores v. Morgan Hill Unified School District
Throughout her years in high school, students placed pages torn from pornographic magazines in Alana's locker and scratched anti-gay obscenities into the paint on her locker door.
During the 1996-1997 school year, one student was subjected to daily harassment in math class as other students threatened him and called him "faggot" in front of the teacher, who did nothing to stop them.
In 1998, Alana Flores, Freddie Fuentes, Jeanette Dousharm, and three other students sued the Morgan Hill Unified School District in Morgan Hill, California, charging that school district employees repeatedly ignored or minimized many reports by the students that they were being abused by others who thought they were gay. /cases/floresbkgnd.htm   (551 words)

As part of this recent growing wave of anti-gay harassment in Bulgaria, it is reported that on July 9, police forces also raided Comet, an erotic-video center on Vesletz Street in Sofia and seized all their video tapes.
The independent private media inform about gay events, the national and the private televisions cast films with gay themes, and gay movies are shown in the cinemas.
The first Bulgarian gay group Gemini was officially registered in the Sofia court in September 1992 (ILGA) /Information/Legal_survey/europe/bulgaria.htm   (1044 words)

 2002 Annual Report [Gay Rights]
Hawthorne) urging the court to recognize that equitable property distribution is a matter of fundamental fairness for gay and straight couples alike.
treatment under the law, the Washington Supreme Court in November, 2001 upheld the right of gay partners to an equitable share of property jointly acquired while they were a couple.
Strongly supported by the ACLU, the new law responds to serious, sometimes violent harassment of elementary and secondary students targeted because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. /Publications/AR2002/page19.html   (1044 words)

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