• Posts Tagged ‘LGBT youth rights’

    California bans “reparative therapy” for LGBT minors


    Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on September 29, 2012 outlawing nonscientific therapies, including reparative therapy, to overcome homosexuality. The California law goes into effect on January 1, 2013 and is directed at mental health providers. It states that no mental health provider shall provide minors with …

    Did a kiss or lying about it merit removal from football team?

    Jamie Kuntz

    Jamie Kuntz was an 18- ear-old freshman at North Dakota State College of Sciences. He was a linebacker with a partial football scholarship but wasn’t able to play in the season opener due to a concussion. However, he and his boyfriend were at the game over Labor …

    Yearbook article about being gay is criticized

    Photo by Finntastic (Flickr)

    “In My Element” was the theme for the 2012 yearbook at Lenoir City High School in Tennessee. The book was distributed in April, 2012 to the student body. An article titled “It’s O.K. to be Gay” was included and has been singled out for criticism …

  • Newspaper tackles bullying

    Sioux City Journal

    In a rare act of advocacy, the Sioux City Journal dedicated the entire front page of a Sunday issue in April, 2012 to bullying. This was precipitated by the suicide of 14-year-old Kenneth James Weishuhn on April 15, 2012. Kenneth came out to his family …

    Student banned from wearing “Jesus is not a homophobe” T-shirt


    The National Day of Silence is a student-led event to raise awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students. Participants agree to remain silent throughout the day – handing out brief statements explaining the event to teachers and others. The Day of Silence was celebrated …

    What states allow gays & lesbians to marry?

    Mike Licht (Flickr)

    What follows is a list of the states where gay marriage is legal. We provide the year the law went into effect, the name of the law when titled by the state legislature, and a citation where the law can be found. Some states didn’t …

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