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A Missouri state representative tweeted a photograph of a high school student wearing a t-shirt supporting the school's GSA with the caption "Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay t-shirts".
In October of 2005 GLSEN held it's first Ally Week to celebrate Allies committed to ensuring safe and effective schools for all and to encourage students to take action. Eight years later, Ally Week continues to gain the support of both LGBT and straight student allies.
GLAAD's Campaigns Intern, Katy Butler, writes a first-hand account of her visit to Washington Hill to share her work with the film BULLY. Her efforts to change the MPAA rating from R to PG13 earned her with a special award from GLAAD in 2012.
PFLAG teams with Johnson & Johnson for second annual 'Care with Pride' campaign.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys and the rest of 'The Amazing Race 21' cast joined together to send messages of encouragement and support for a gay teen who reached out after seeing the Beekmans win Sunday's 'The Amazing Race' finale.
Now that you've gone purple using GLAAD's #SpiritDay tool, help spread the word on social media!
Ally Week starts today! Join GLSEN and students nationwide and become an ally for LGBT youth!
Care with Pride is a groundbreaking new anti-bullying initiative dedicated to ending bullying of all students, but with a specific focus on LGBT youth. The program marks a combined effort between corporate sponsors Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Walgreens with Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.
Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.