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Report Finds Florida Schools Unsafe for LGBT Students

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 5
A national organization found that LGBT students are not safe in most schools in the state of Florida and they did not have access to necessary resources.

Robin Roberts, Chely Wright, Clay Aiken, Janet Mock and More at GLSEN Respect Awards

CELEBRITIES | By Brian Scott Lipton | May 21
With such LGBT luminaries in the house as Robin Roberts, Clay Aiken, Chely Wright, Janet Mock and more, there was an "explosion of choice" for role models at Monday’s annual GLSEN Respect Awards.

GLSEN Honors Trans Advocate Janet Mock

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | May 20
On May 19 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, GLSEN, honored New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock, AT&T and the 2014 Educator of the Year and Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year.

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

Gay-Straight Club Lawsuit Moves Forward

NATIONAL | Mar 7
Students fighting to have a gay-straight alliance club at their middle school in central Florida have won a partial victory for the time being.

Reflections of a Rock Lobster: Gay Youth Still Fighting for Safer Schools

LOCAL | By Antoinette Weil | Mar 2
More than 30 years after Aaron Fricke sued his school for the right to escort his boyfriend to a prom, LGBT students are still fighting to prevent discrimination and bullying in schools.

GLSEN to Be Featured at Super Bowl

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Feb 1
A video about tolerance from the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Alliance will be shown on the Jumbotron during the Super Bowl game in Indianapolis, a first for an LGBT group.

GLBT Youth Advocacy Group to FRC: Cease and Desist

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16
Lawyers for a GLBT youth advocacy organization have sent word to cease and desist to one of two hate groups that have attempted to smear the youth advocates with a safer sex pamphlet intended for gay adults.

Homophobic Groups Don’t Want to Hear About ’Day of Silence’

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 18
April 15 was the national Day of Silence, an annual occasion on which GLBT youth and their straight allies keep quiet outside of the classroom to symbolize the plight of voiceless, powerless teens. But anti-gay groups didn’t want to hear about it.

Canada’s Catholic Schools Won’t Ban GLSEN - & Won’t Teach Hate

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Jan 13
Apparently as a result of media reports, a school district in rural Ontario has reversed itself & will allow gay-straight alliances. But the board went even further, tempering the church’s teachings on the sinfulness of homosexuality.

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