Tag Archives: Bullying

Speed Read: Big news in Oregon today

A federal judge will release his opinion at noon PDT today on the constitutionality of Oregon's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Arkansas marriages are off again as the state supreme court grants a stay. And a show of solidarity with

Speed Read: Hobby or agenda?

The Hobby Lobby chain seeking a religious exemption at the U.S. Supreme Court last week funds an organization that is funneling millions of dollars to smaller groups "to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and

Speed Read: No schism talk

President Obama downplayed any discussion about gay-related issues he may have had with Pope Francis during their first meeting Thursday. The Maryland legislature sent a bill to add gender identity to the state human rights law to the governor, who

Speed Read: Thursday 19 December 2013

The Supreme Court refused this week to take up a case to determine if a state has liability when it fails to protect a student from a bully. A report says an official under President George W. Bush deliberately target

Speed Read: Monday 21 October 2013

With New Jersey allowing marriages for same-sex couples starting today, one-third of the nation's population lives in a marriage equality state. Lambda Legal, which led the legal challenge in New Jersey, filed briefs with the federal appeals court over another

DOJ, NCLR win improvements to school

The National Center for Lesbian Rights joined with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Tuesday in an agreement with a Minnesota school district to take steps to prevent harassment of students who do not conform to gender stereotypes.

Obama adviser meets Gaga re new project

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, met Tuesday, December 6, with pop icon Lady Gaga to discuss Gaga’s new Born This Way Foundation.

Anti-bullying measures left out of education bill

In a blow to activists seeking to stop anti-gay bullying, two proposals to address bullying in schools were left out of an education reform bill approved by a U.S. Senate committee October 20.

LGBT students: Safer this year?

Anti-LGBT bullying took the national stage last fall after the highly publicized suicides of several teens bullied for being gay or perceived to be. The relentless bullying, many believe, may have been one of the contributing factors in their decisions

Federal safe schools office bumped down the org chart

The U.S. Department of Education office once headed by openly gay appointee Kevin Jennings and charged with helping with efforts to stop bullying and harassment of students, including LGBT youth, is now gone–a victim of drastic federal budget cuts.