During LGBT History Month last year, the University of Mississippi made national headlines when a theatre performance of "The Laramie Project" was disrupted by members of the campus community. In the year since, important work has been done by UM's gay-straight alliance to improve the campus climate.
This past Thursday, we celebrated the fifth annual Spirit Day, and had a great number of schools and gay-straight alliances (GSAs) across the country participate. The effort went international, as well, and the day was used to educate, stand in solidarity, spread awareness, and celebrate.
This Thursday, we celebrate Spirit Day, a day when everyone from celebrities and corporations to schools and community members will wear purple and connect on social media to stand in solidarity against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
This past weekend the graduating students at Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Whitehorse, the largest city in northern Canada, filed in to their graduation ceremony in rainbow striped socks in support of the school's newly established gay-straight alliance.
This past Friday, the NYC Lab School exhibited what it means to truly come together in support of LGBT pride during its annual Pridefest, when students came out and Great Caesar performed their hit single.
Florida Republican and anti-gay activist Allen West explains how teachers use classrooms as "breeding grounds" for gay agendas.
Robt Seda-Schreiber, a middle school teacher in East Windsor, New Jersey and his students are performing a one-act play dealing with bullying and acceptance of diversity.
Manchester High School in a central Connecticut town ten miles from Hartford has a GSA club with a 15 year legacy.
Parkersburg South High School in Parkersburg, West Virginia, science teacher David Foggin came into spotlight after posting a picture on Facebook of a poster advertising meetings for the PSHS GSA club, making fun of the organization and students.