Category: Public Education and Youth

JFK on civil rights, June 11, 1963
Today is the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the urgency of civil rights. Earlier [...]
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FMU awards Trayvon Martin posthumous aviation degree
To call this a bittersweet moment is a terrible understatement. It is heartbreaking. Florida Memorial University gives the murdered Trayvon Martin the aviation degree he did not live to earn. [...]
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Bullying’s grim consequences continue
Samantha Schmidt Reports at WaPo: Security camera footage captured the scene in a Cincinnati elementary school bathroom on Jan. 24. But as the school has so far declined to release [...]
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Rep. Weber begs God’s forgiveness for abortion, gay marriage, secular schools
Crackpot Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), speaking at a right-wing prayer service in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, breaks down in anguish for our wickedness in not using the government to impose [...]
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New Data on DC LGBTQ Youth
David Mariner of The DC Center reports: Results from the 2015 District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education [...]
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Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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Cosby’s books join ‘most challenged’ list
Graham Bowley reports at NYT: Bill Cosby’s “Little Bill” children’s book series was among the 10 “most challenged” books in 2016, according to a list compiled by the American Library [...]
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Fewer guns, more mental health care
Another deadly shooting in San Bernardino, this time in a school, where a woman’s estranged husband went to her workplace to kill her and then himself. He also shot two [...]
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Betsy DeVos wants to ‘advance God’s kingdom’
Why education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos is a dangerous threat to LGBTQ equality https://t.co/m8z5OTezUC — huffpostqueer (@huffpostqueer) January 17, 2017
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D.C. city officials launch LGBT youth house
D.C. city officials launch LGBT youth house @SMYALDMV @MayorBowser @DCLGBTQ https://t.co/KASxUqf2jk — Washington Blade (@WashBlade) January 9, 2017 Congrats to SMYAL on this breakthrough.
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