Introduction of Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities Across the Country One in five college students are victims of cyberbullying, and LGBTQ students are nearly twice as likely to be harassed than their peers | Legislation would require colleges and universities to establish policies to … More Introduction of Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying

Governor O’Malley Unveils Progressive LGBTQ Policies at Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards

O’MALLEY WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO ENDORSE THE EQUALITY ACT, AND LONG HELD THE BELIEF THAT MARRIAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT, NOT A STATE RIGHT Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 30, 2015. DES MOINES, IA —Tonight, Governor O’Malley will be the first presidential candidate to address the Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards. Governor O’Malley has a … More Governor O’Malley Unveils Progressive LGBTQ Policies at Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards

Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

Russian teen project gives affirming support and advice to LGBT youth and at risk of closure Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2014. While athletes, and the world celebrate Sochi together with Valdimir Putin, Russian Teens are at great risk. These current charges show just how bad the new Anti-gay law is in Russia. These laws, now … More Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

Facebook homophobia bullying may have resulted in Italian 15 year old’s suicide

“They crucified him like Jesus: now I want justice.” Mother of Andrea By Melanie Nathan, November 23, 2012. Outrage is building as a community of grief stricken LGBT Romans in Italy are trying to come to  grips with the suicide of a young Italian. His name was Andrea and he was only was 15 when … More Facebook homophobia bullying may have resulted in Italian 15 year old’s suicide

HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

And shows the Importance of Full Equality and  a Welcome to Chad Griffin By Melanie Nathan, June 08, 2012. The Joe Solmonese reign at HRC hailed what many termed an elitist era at the Human Rights Campaign. But still the organization carried the hope of the T shirt button buying masses.  While personifying the status … More HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

Teen Suicide Note | Excerpts from GAY U.S.A. the Movie, SDGLN and Huffington Post Gay Voices

The eulogies effectively conveyed the message that EricJames had sought to impart, when he noted so succinctly in his final written words: “My pain is not caused because I am gay. My pain was caused by how I was treated because I am gay.” Never before had the sound of ‘Edge of Glory’ been so … More Teen Suicide Note | Excerpts from GAY U.S.A. the Movie, SDGLN and Huffington Post Gay Voices

Lawsuit Sheds Light on Anoka-Hennepin School District’s LGBT GAG Policy

By Melanie Nathan, (Minneapolis, MN, July 21, 2011)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Faegre & Benson, LLP, filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the alarming anti-gay harassment in schools within the Anoka-Hennepin School District as well as the district’s “gag policy” that prevents teachers from discussing issues … More Lawsuit Sheds Light on Anoka-Hennepin School District’s LGBT GAG Policy

Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBT Environment in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District

July 21, 2011,Melanie Nathan, NCLR and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the “gag policy” at Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District that prevents school staff from talking about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, and creates an environment where LGBT students are relentlessly bullied. The lawsuit was filed on behalf … More Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBT Environment in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District