Tag: GLSEN

Today is Day of Silence

Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools promoted by GLSEN — the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.

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BREAKING: Mistrial in Lawrence King’s murder

Lawrence King A judge has officially declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon McInerney, who fatally shot gay 15-year-old Lawrence King in a California classroom in 2008, The LA Times reports. Following an eight-week trial and...

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Out on the field

Scott Bloom was closeted during his high school wrestling career, but he found 4 brave gay student athletes to come out for his new documentary MARATHON MEN | Getting teen athletes and their families to feel comfortable coming...

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Hitting a tipping point

Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts (Michael Chow, The Arizona/Associated Press) Sports figures’ decisions to come out can push LGBT community one step closer to equality HARDY HABERMAN  |  Flagging Left In his book The...

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TCU hosts LGBT leadership conference

Students from other area schools will gather for workshops and speakers on Fort Worth campus DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com This weekend, Texas Christian University is hosting an LGBT leadership conference...

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Feat of Clay

DAPPER DUDE  |  Clay Aiken doesn’t spill the beans much on his personal life, but talks up his activism work with LGBT organizations because he takes them and the work they do very personally. Clay Aiken went from ‘American...

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Breaking the Silence in Downtown Dallas

April 16 was National Day of Silence. In more than 8,000 schools across the country, students were silent to protest bullying and mistreatment of LGBT students. At 5 p.m., a group met at Rosa Parks Plaza in Downtown Dallas to...

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In memory of Carl Walker-Hoover

On April 6, 2009, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover committed suicide. He was 11 years old. Carl Walker-Hoover Carl never identified as gay. But for whatever reason, bullies at his school decided to tease him about being gay. They...

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