Minnesota’s largest school district has become the national poster child for the debate over how schools should approach LGBT issues in the classroom. More…
Posts Tagged It Gets Better
Police in the small town of Williamston — located about 20 miles east of Lansing — are investigating an alleged incident of cyber-bullying against a 13-year-old middle school student.
The student learned that someone had created a Facebook profile masquerading as the student, reports More… the Lansing State Journal. The mother
Sen. Al Franken is a contributor to a book urging LGBT youth not to commit suicide because of bullying. “It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living,” by columnist Dan Savage contains an essay by Franken as well as fellow politicians President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, British Prime Minister David Cameron and celebrities Perez Hilton, Ellen Degeneres and Suze Orman. The book is based on a video project of the same name in which thousands of people have lent their voice in support of LGBT youth. More …
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama and representatives from the departments of Health and Human Services and Education will participate in a conference to address bullying in the U.S.
Chris Geidner of the Washington D.C. based Metro Weekly reports More… on the planned conference and the president’s participation:
President Obama has filmed a video as part of the It Gets Better Project. The project was started by nationally syndicated sex advice columnist Dan Savage More… as a response to a number of recent suicides from teens who had been bullied because of their sexual orientation.