“I am 12. I have never thought of the idea of being gay. I am the only one being called gay at school, that I know of, and I am learning very quickly that it is the worst thing one could possibly be. It feels contagious, like I’m walking into school every day with a giant, hideous cloak of gay-ness, and everyone knows it.”
Planned Parenthood created a new video series about consent, an infographic on the issues bisexuals face, a mother and daughter were assaulted in an anti-gay attack, Shadi Petosky, a trans woman, was detained by TSA at an Orlando airport and more news stories.
“Genre stories tell us that we can make a better world, that we can stand up for ourselves and for each other.”
The law also specifically mentions high school football captains as students automatically permitted to preach the gospel at school-wide events.
The new Momentum Report from the Movement Advancement Project proves that gay marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. How is the LGBT community doing when it comes to everything else?
Which should change first — society or the dictionary?
“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.”
Need-to-know, queer-ish highlights from the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Because nerds.
A newly released GLSEN survey shows LGBT youth are more likely to be bullied online than their straight peers. But they’re also figuring out how to make it better for themselves.
How activists in Louisiana use everything from direct action to meetings with senators to try to pass laws that would protect queer and trans* students from bullying, queer and trans* employees from discrimination, and more. This is how your legal progress sausage is made.
In Winnipeg it proves difficult for restauranteurs and citizens to thrive when homophobia is the only thing being dished out. But hopefully Bill 18 can change that.
Ash Beckham takes down the use of “that’s so gay” as a pejorative. We all clap and cheer because that’s what we’ve been trying to say and she says it so excellently! Four for you, Ash. Four for you.
“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.”
A new study shows that it does seem to get better for bullied gay kids, but doesn’t provide much insight into how we can make things better for them now.
“Now is certainly not the time for the District to start public maneuvering and posturing at the expense of a family facing such a devastating loss.”
If you’re dealing with all the bullies that life throws at us, including a hurricane named Sandy, here’s a project that might help.
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
“There is someone looking out for them …and it will get better.”
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.
How little words can have big effects in the everyday lives of marginalized groups.