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Seth's Law Helps Support LGBT Youth

Wendy Walsh began working to prevent LGBT bullying in schools after her son Seth died by suicid. Seth's Law will require school districts across California to write anti-bullying policies that specifically mention gay and transgender students.

San Francisco Examiner
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October 18, 2011

Grad Professor Goes on Anti-Gay Rant

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania has begun investigating an unnamed professor of graduate business classes for allegedly calling lesbian student Christina Santiago "disgusting, unnatural, and abnormal."

Queerty
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October 17, 2011

Advocates Plan to Protest Anti-Gay N.J. Teacher

Her page, where she defended her statements to other Facebook users with references to religious belief, was removed from public view, but an attorney captured the comments and shared them with Garden State Equality, the statewide LGBT lobbying group.

Advocate.com
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October 17, 2011

Equality North Carolina Names New Director

Stuart Campbell will be the next executive director of Equality North Carolina, it was announced on Wednesday. The Texas anti-poverty advocate will be going into a battleground state where an amendment to ban same-sex marriage is being put before the voters next year. Campbell has experience with this as he was on the board of Equality Texas when they had to fight that state’s 2005 amendment. Unfortunately, that one passed.

Lez Get Real
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October 13, 2011

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