Greta Melendez and Lily Cohen are the latest in a month of queer homecoming winners and a much longer line of kids battling for the right to wear tiaras in public while gay.
Many of us were lucky enough to have teachers who didn’t make us queer as such, but they did help make it a little easier on us, sometimes even before we knew it about ourselves. Here’s to them.
A new LGBT radio station in India, the cast of OINTB on the red carpet, and an unlikely pair of homecoming queers made this week a zillion times gayer than any week ever before in the herstory of time! Also, boobs.
“I’m seventeen and I’ve already gone through my queer angst – and it kills me to see this kid alone almost all the time, they always look miserable and it reminds me of me a couple of years ago.”
Once again, 24-hour news networks let us down by giving a stage to bigots and showing that the only things they know about trans* people are outdated transphobic stereotypes.
In a major victory for transgender youth, California passes law giving trans* students equal protection, opportunities and access in public schools.
“Just the idea of [the "Don't Say Gay" bill] made me realize there are people out there who would not like me just because I’m gay. It made me feel really terrible. It made me feel unaccepted.”
Kaitlyn Hunt’s case is motivating Florida state senator Thad Altman to revisit Florida’s laws regarding teens’ consensual sexual relationships; he argues that they should “provide more forgiveness” for teens like Hunt.
We’re going meta and talking about what everyone’s talking about at commencement ceremonies.
Ontario’s high schools will offer a gender studies class next semester.
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
When someone saw you through puberty, coming out and university, you have to pay your respects. Goodbye dear friend.
“Others spoke out against the alliance, saying the real issue is bullying. Students, they said, would not find the support they need in a gay-straight group.”
I’d just like to officially advise Papa John’s to offer heart shaped pizza every day.
Brook Johnson, an openly gay teacher claims her suburban Lansing school fired her for a diversity club that promoted LGBT equality.
A Floridian teacher stands up for her lesbian student, is blamed for student’s sexuality.
Ever wonder what that teacher was thinking? How they handled being out at work? Or did you wish they were more out and outspoken? Here are three real-life queer teachers to give you a peek inside their teacher-brains!
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
Yes, it’s good for there to be a safe refuge where gay students can learn and thrive in safety, but the goal should be to create this kind of safe environment in mainstream schools.
We’re only a few weeks into the 2012 school year and already organizations are stepping up to the plate to make it a little bit easier for today’s queer youth.