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Statistics and quotes: GLSEN’s 2011 National School Climate Survey

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glsen:

Friday affirmations from former GLSEN Student Ambassadors! You are important — never forget it! 

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freedomtomarry:

Share these great excerpts from the #6thCircuit marriage rulings!

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A religiously affiliated organization does not hire an inclination or an act; it hires a person, and the church has affirmed, repeatedly, that the homosexual person is to be loved and is not to be unjustly discriminated against. On what basis, then, should we decline to abide by a government regulation that we not discriminate against LGBT people in hiring? This is not just about legal or political strategy, but about being true to what the church actually teaches, instead of joining the latest culture war battle.

New LGBT Nondiscrimination Rule Deserves Applause | National Catholic Reporter

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The creation of the play "Queering History"
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OutCasting - Edition 24

On this episode of OutCasting, we follow up on the previous version of OutCasting, which featured an abridged reading of the play, “Queering History,” written by Maggie Keenan-Bolger with homeless LGBTQ youth.  The play illustrates the effects of the exclusion of LGBTQ history in our schools.  In this episode, OutCaster Travis talks with Maggie about the play.

Coincidentially, three years ago, on July 14, 2011, the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Act was signed into law in California, ending the exclusion of LGBTQ history in California schools. On an earlier edition of OutCasting, we spoke about the law with its sponsor, Cal. State Sen. Mark Leno.

This program was produced by OutCasting youth participants Lester, Nicole, Sydney, Travis, and Josh.  OutCasting’s executive producer is Marc Sophos.

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reblogged from notesfrominsidethecloset

notesfrominsidethecloset:

Mount de Sales Academy, a private Catholic school in Macon, Georgia has just fired Flint Dollar, its band leader, because he announced he plans to marry his partner of 6 years at a ceremony in Minnesota. According to Dollar, the school knew he was gay when he was hired but stated it was fine as long as it “didn’t interfere with his teaching.” 
Parents and students are currently rallying around Dollar and have launched a Facebook page, a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #savedollar, and a petition at Change.org urging the academy’s president, David Held, to reconsider the termination. https://www.change.org/petitions/david-held-reconsider-the-termination-of-mr-flint-dollar

If there was a national piece of legislation against LGBT discrimination, situations like this would not happen.
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notesfrominsidethecloset:

Mount de Sales Academy, a private Catholic school in Macon, Georgia has just fired Flint Dollar, its band leader, because he announced he plans to marry his partner of 6 years at a ceremony in Minnesota. According to Dollar, the school knew he was gay when he was hired but stated it was fine as long as it “didn’t interfere with his teaching.”

Parents and students are currently rallying around Dollar and have launched a Facebook page, a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #savedollar, and a petition at Change.org urging the academy’s president, David Held, to reconsider the termination. https://www.change.org/petitions/david-held-reconsider-the-termination-of-mr-flint-dollar

If there was a national piece of legislation against LGBT discrimination, situations like this would not happen.

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A Reading of the Play "Queering History"
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OutCasting - Edition 23

On this episode of OutCasting, we present an abridged reading of the play, “Queering History,” written by Maggie Keenan-Bolger with homeless LGBTQ youth.  The play illustrates the effects of the exclusion of LGBTQ history in our schools.

Coincidentially, three years ago, on July 14, 2011, the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Act was signed into law in California, ending the exclusion of LGBTQ history in California schools. On an earlier edition of OutCasting, we spoke about the law with its sponsor, Cal. State Sen. Mark Leno. 

Listen to Maggie talk about the creation of this play on episode 24.

"Queering History" was recorded in the OutCasting studio with actors Maggie Keenan-Bolger, Ria Cooper, Liz Parker, Tim Connell, J’nelle Chelune, Nathan Gregory, Kirsten Benjamin, and Cheo Bourne.

"Queering History" was written by Maggie Keenan-Bolger with homeless LGBTQ youth.  This program was produced by OutCasting youth participants Lester, Nicole, Sydney, Travis, and Josh.  OutCasting’s executive producer is Marc Sophos.