Media Round-up of GLSEN's Day of Silence
To commemorate the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Day of Silence, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and allies worked to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying by not speaking. You can see some of the media coverage of the Day of Silence below.
Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Graces Front Page of Iowa Newspaper
In a rare and poignant display of outspoken advocacy, Iowa's Sioux City Journal devoted the entire front page of its popular Sunday edition to a powerful anti-bullying message (and image).
Day of Silence Crucial for LGBT Youth of Color
Day of Silence begs the question: What will you do to end the silence? This is an important probe, especially when it comes to LGBT young people of color, as it asks for a unified front to battle the discrimination and bullying that LGBT youth endure in the school environment. Their safety and academic success is at risk due to fear of bullying and harassment.
Harvey Weinstein to present Special Recognition Award to Katy Butler at GLAAD Media Awards in New York #glaadawards
Harvey Weistein will present 17-year-old Katy Butler with a Special Recognition Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on 3/24.
Virginia School District to Ban 'Cross-dressing' in Anti-Bullying Policy
A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on 'cross-dressing' and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying. This proposed policy is extremely problematic and amounts to nothing more than preemptive victim-blaming.