• Rocío Inclán: An Education is a Civil Right

    Rocío Inclán, Director of the Human Civil Rights Department of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, discusses NEA’s current and future work surrounding LGBT youth. Rocío explains why LGBT youth who don’t attend school because of bullying are denied their civil right to an education. She also talks about NEA’s partnership with allies, and how its campaign – Bully Free: It Starts With Me – will connect caring adults with bullied students in order to provide the support that student needs to succeed.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Marguerite Kondracke: Everyone Deserves a Diploma

    Marguerite Kondracke, President and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance (Alliance), explains the essential role allies can play in making sure all LGBT youth feel safe, secure, and nurtured – at school and at home. And she shares how the Alliance is including LGBT youth in their Grad Nation campaign, highlighting geographic areas with the highest drop-out rates.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Jamie Marks: Family

    There was a time when Jamie Marks didn’t see much further beyond HIV/AIDS. Like so many other gay men, he believed this disease was likely in his future. That wasn’t the case, and today Jamie no longer fears death but shares his joy of life with his partner and the two children they created together to make a family.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Eliza Byard: GLSEN: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Eliza Byard, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), provides a brief snapshot of GLSEN and the critical work they do as a leading advocate for safe and affirming schools. She shares her thoughts regarding GLSEN’s research on proven interventions to protect LGBT youth, as well as their network of partners and allies engaged in the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Safe Space Campaign.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Jerry Newberry: Including LGBT Youth

    Jerry Newberry, Executive Director of the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA-HIN), talks about the unprecedented media coverage of LGBT youth suicides in 2010 and the history of the NEA’s work in support of LGBT youth. Jerry also explains why, in 1989, he had to wear a bullet-proof vest when determining what should be taught in sex-education classes.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Pam Spaulding: Life of a Blogger

    Pam has been blogging about LGBT issues for more than seven years. Here she shares an example of a single blogger influencing the outcome of a political race and how blogswarming ended an anti-trans campaign – both using nothing more than social media and blog posts.

    Posted 5.12.11
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