A matter of public safety: Dan Patrick continues the bathroom battle

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 2:50pm

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, above, encouraged public schools to tell President Obama that they “reject his 30 pieces of silver,” and to ignore suggested federal guidelines for protecting transgender students. (Tammye Nash/ Dallas Voice)   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   “This is a matter of public safety.” That’s what Texas Values policy […]

Wash. teen files lawsuit accusing district of failing to protect him from bullying

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 11:06am

Malicious MySpace page listed sexual orientation as ‘unsure’ GENE JOHNSON  |  Associated Press SEATTLE  — A 19-year-old graduate of Aberdeen High School sued the school district Tuesday, Dec. 7, blaming officials for failing to keep him from being bullied by classmates who smashed an egg on his head, taunted him over his race and perceived […]

Assistant AG fired for harassing gay Mich. student

Posted on 09 Nov 2010 at 10:16pm

TIM MARTIN | Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday, Nov. 8. Andrew Shirvell, 30, went on leave about a month ago after national criticism erupted over a blog he wrote characterizing student leader Chris Armstrong […]

Miss. school district asks judge to throw out suit from lesbian whose photo was left out of yearbook

Posted on 06 Oct 2010 at 11:46am

SHELIA BYRD | Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. — A school district wants a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a lesbian who claimed her rights were violated because the senior photograph of her in a tuxedo was left out of the high school yearbook.

Rutgers holds vigil for gay student who killed self

Posted on 05 Oct 2010 at 8:17am

Associated Press
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers University held a silent vigil Sunday night to remember a student who committed suicide after his sexual encounter with a man in his dormitory room was secretly streamed online.

Focus on the Family says bullying issue being hijacked to bring homosexuality into schools

Posted on 30 Aug 2010 at 12:51pm

Associated Press DENVER — The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is accusing national gay advocacy groups of using bullying-prevention initiatives at public schools to introduce the viewpoint that homosexuality is normal. Focus on the Family education expert Candi Cushman told The Denver Post for its Saturday, Aug. 28 editions that the Christian group […]