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Proponents called the honor "a way to break stigma." A new elementary school in Maryland will be named after gay civil rights legend Bayard Rustin. The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Thursday to name the school after Rustin by a 6-2 vote. Despite being the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a close advisor to Martin Luther King, Rustin was forced to work behind the scenes for much of his career because of his sexuality. Some residents oppose naming...
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A Massachusetts teacher was allegedly fired for supporting LGBTQ students. Cory Grant was a head teacher for upper elementary students in fourth through sixth grade at the Harborlight Montessori School. After working at the school for three years, he was fired in June 2017. He then filed a complaint this past Monday with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Grant’s reasoning for the complaint is that he thinks he was fired for his support of LGBTQ students. While he worked at the school,...
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A high school in Banks, Oregon is knee-deep in controversy after a student hung up a rainbow flag. 16-year-old Sam Munda, who's a student at Banks High School, put up the flag to promote the message that their class was a safe space for LGBTQ kids like them. "There are a lot of LGBTQ youth in Banks, which most people don't know about," Munda told the Oregonian, "because they are scared that they're going to get bullied or they aren't going...

When high school senior Logan Waner painted his school parking space with a Pride flag, he did not expect to end a six-year-long school tradition. The student, who goes to Marion High School in Kansas, was following school rules in decorating his spot with a rainbow, and even got the design approved beforehand. Waner said on Facebook that he “mostly chose to paint the flag because it’s simple enough and I’m a horrible artist. “It described me well enough, so it just...
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A transgender girl living in rural Wales has been voted Prom Queen by fellow pupils. 16-year-old Lori Beynon, 16, from Cardigan, Wales is believed to be the UK’s first ever transgender Prom Queen. Lori had been really looking forward to her year 11 prom and Cardigan Secondary School but had no idea her friends and classmates had all voted for her to be queen. She said it was scary, but one of the best moments of her life, to walk in front...
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'Being gay is no different than being straight...' Chris Salvatore made headlines earlier this year when he took in and cared for an elderly neighbor. Before that, he already had a sizeable following for his roles in a number of queer cult classics. Watch and listen as Salvatore talks about coming out and being teased in elementary school. Watch his video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLEccUahmzcVAixSzZ725E3UUe9S4PRJ-1&v=NTEGy8s8qa0 Source
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A school that allegedly taught that gay people should be put to death is being closed down. The fee-paying independent faith school, Jamia Al-Hudaa Residential College for Girls in Nottingham, came under scrutiny in 2014 when a former pupil blew the whistle on practises at the school. The Times reports that former student Aliyah Saleem says she was expelled in 2011, for owning a disposable camera. The former student alleged that as part of an Islamic-focused education, pupils are taught that gay men are deserving of death, that...
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An enlightening Reddit thread asks students for examples of their most homophobic school experiences, and the responses range from chilling to inspiring. “I remember in the 6th grade my teacher said being gay was disgusting and an abomination,” writes the original poster. “I just want to know how common this is. I’m 21 now but I wonder if it’s still like that in schools or if things are different.” And in general, yes, things are different — but here and there, little pockets...

The father of a 13-year-old Staten Island teen who hanged himself this week after being mercilessly harassed by bullies at Holy Angels Catholic Academy posted a heartbreaking video to Facebook about what his family has been put through. Daniel Fitzpatrick, his son, left a two-page letter before taking his own life. “I gave up,” the teen scrawled on two sides of a single sheet of paper. “The teachers . . . they didn’t do anything,” he said, pouring his heart onto the page. …His parents said...
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Where I grew up, in the South, the concept of homosexuality was limited only to tidings of damnation to all those guilty of indulgence. Where being a color other than white was a crime, to be gay was to be the spawn of Satan. It was here that I, a freshman at our small town’s deeply Christian high school found out who I truly was. My parents had moved there from Alabama when I was 8. As soon as I...
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It's terrible when homophobia at schools turns into bullying. Some children live in same-sex families and they are happy two have two moms or two dads. Some children being teenages choose the partner to love - some boys choose boys, some girls can choose girls. But society doesn't accept it. As a result bullying at schools becomes typical for modern society, that gradually grows into bullying made by the whole society. You get up and run, and time flies by—but...

In Scotland, we use the word 'jessy' as an insult. Urban dictionary describes it as follows: "Scottish/Northern English phrase to suggest someone is a coward. (your mate wont ask a girl out) "aww come on, stop being a Jessy" (someone runs away from a fight with you) "Haha, ya big Jessy"" It's also an insult thrown at many gay guys when they're young. We're seen as weak, ineffectual, unable to stand up for ourselves. Is this true? Is it something inherent in the...

Puerto Rico has historically required its students to wear gender specific uniforms, something only seen in the private schools of the US.  The Puerto Rico Department of Education has traditionally deemed school uniforms as a basic imperative for its public school students.  The only exceptions to the rule would be those excused from donning school garb for medical reasons. The Education Secretary Rafael Roman confirmed on record Monday that the uniform code which was a standard for this U.S. territory...
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Unlikely as it may seem, this is exactly what happened at Hillsboro High School, in Missouri, when Lila Perry decided to use girls’ bathroom. Such gesture caused around 150 students to leave their classes and protest for over an hour, in front of their high school. Lila Perry, age 17, said that she consider herself to be a female since she was 13 and since February this year, the whole world knows it too. However, since she publicly acknowledged...

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