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Indiana Youth Group Exec. Dir. Mary Byrne Writes Letter to the Editor of Indianapolis Star

I need to speak truth to power.

Picking on the little kid, picking on the one with the fewest resources to defend himself is called bullying. That is exactly what the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has done at the bidding of 20 Republican senators. These senators are the big kids on the block pushing their weight around; they want to make sure the nonprofit that serves gay kids doesn’t get its license plate.

The Indianapolis Star
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March 21, 2012

Controversy continues in Indiana over BMV's decision to yank license plate from LGBT youth group

On Tuesday night the Indiana Youth Group's board of directors voted unanimously to "explore legal options" in the wake of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' decision to revoke the group's specialty license plate. “It took a long time to get the plates and we are not planning on letting go of them easily,” said Mary Byrne, executive director of the Indiana Youth Group, an organization that provides support services to LGBT and questioning youth.

The Indianapolis Star
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March 21, 2012

Film Offers Refreshing Take on Gay Christian Youth Experience

Stephen Cone’s film The Wise Kids, which opened at ReRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn this past weekend, is a refreshing take on youth sexuality, both gay and straight, in Southern Baptist communities. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the film features three high school seniors: About-to-come-out Tim, doubting preacher’s daughter Brea, and biblical literalist Laura, who all confront issues of identity, self-acceptance, and faith.

Indiana Youth Group Loses Specialty License Plates After 20 Senators Complain

For months now, the Indiana General Assembly has been trying to rescind a specialty license plate that benefits the Indiana Youth Group, an organization that provides support for LGBT and questioning youth. Last week, on the last day of the 2012 legislative session, lawmakers decided to table the issue, saying they would 'discuss' it during a special summer committee. Today, however, the Indiana Board of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced that as of tomorrow, IYG's specialty license plate will no longer be available for sale.

The Indianapolis Star
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March 16, 2012

'Don't Say Gay' Bill May Be Dead

The sponsors of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill agreed Tuesday to put off debating the measure until the end of the legislative session, a procedural move that usually signals they do not intend to pursue it. Backers said they would instead shift their focus to an abstinence education measure that is favored by social conservatives.

The Tennessean
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March 14, 2012
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Bullying Bill Rejected in Kentucky Committee

A bill to protect students from bullying by their classmates died Tuesday in the House Education Committee because some lawmakers claimed it would give “special rights” to gay students.

The proposal by Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, failed to get the 15 votes it needed. The party-line vote was 13 in favor, 10 against and three abstentions.

WLWT-TV
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March 14, 2012
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