DOE Issues Guidance on BullyingRusslynn Ali

The Department of Education has issued guidance to support educators in combating bullying in schools by clarifying when student bullying may violate federal education anti-discrimination laws.

The guidance, issued Oct. 26, also makes clear that while current laws enforced by the department do not protect against harassment based on religion or sexual orientation, they do include protection against harassment of members of religious groups based on shared ethnic characteristics as well as gender and sexual harassment of LGBT individuals.

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The Boy Who Talked Like a Girl: The Incredible Transformation of Joel Evan TyeJoel Evan Tye

Joel Evan Tye graces magazine covers and makes appearances around the country today. But it wasn’t always this glamorous for the native Arizonan.

From a repressed, socially abused and confused boy, who refused to speak to anyone for many years, sprang a powerful man who sings, acts, and models professionally.

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Log Cabin & Lambda Legal File Briefs to Reinstate DADT Injunction

Lambda Legal and the Log Cabin Republicans have filed breifs urging the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to leave in place, pending appeal, the injunction a federal district court judge issued against enforcement of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

Lambda Legal's amicus brief argues that DADT takes a heavy toll on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) service members, forcing them to live in constant fear of being discovered.  

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Election Cycle RecapSharron Angle

by Mark Segal, PGN

During this election cycle, the news has been focused on the Republican tea party candidates. They are a fun-loving bunch: Let’s look them over.

In Nevada, a Republican ad on Univision urged Hispanics not to vote.

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A Hack Plus A Quack Equals an Anti-Gay Attack

Walter Schumm

Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

I was relaxing on vacation in Nova Scotia with my parents when my father called me over to the computer. He pointed to a shocking article about a new "study" written by Walter Schumm, a Kansas State University family studies professor, claiming that children of gay parents were 1.7 to 12.1 times more likely to become gay as the children of heterosexual parents.

AOL's Paul Kix breathlessly trumpeted the supposedly groundbreaking "research" as a "detailed analysis", while positioning Schumm as a martyr to political correctness.

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