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theedadvocate.orgWhere does anti-LGBT bias come from – and how does it translate into violence? - The EdvocateSpread the loveDominic Parrott, Georgia State University In the United States, public support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has increased in recent years. These changes are associated with increased visibility of openly gay characters on television, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. Nevertheless, violence against sexual minorities remains a major public health problem in the U.S. and internationally. A recent study concluded that approximately 50 percent of LGBT adults experience bias-motivated aggression at some point. For every highly publicized act of violence toward sexual minorities, such …
forbes.comSally Ride's NASA Career Was Even More Interesting Than You ThoughtWe know Sally Ride, born on this day in 1951, as the first American woman in space (and since her death in 2012, we've known her as the only openly LGBT American astronaut so far) but she did much more than just show up for the ride.
debates.economist.comLGBT rights and businessWhat happens when freedoms collide? Can religious (or other) beliefs ever be an excuse to deny service? More specifically, can they be invoked to refuse to disseminate a message with which the business operator objects, such as a cake with a pro-gay messa
theedadvocate.org3 Things Every Educator Should Know about Supporting LGBT Students - The EdvocateSpread the loveWith a staggering 90 percent of LGBT students experiencing verbal harassment related to their sexual orientation, it is obvious that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, students have additional barriers to overcome. Dealing with discrimination toward LGBT students is a very real concern for teachers and though students have come a long way, they can still be cruel to those that they perceive as different. Peers of LGBT students frequently single them out for bullying and physical and verbal abuse. Bullying has real implications for LGBT students, leading to high rates of absenteeism. Thus, as an educator, …1
theedadvocate.org6 Strategies for Creating a Nurturing Classroom for Your LGBT Students - The EdvocateSpread the loveAs a teacher, odds are that you will have at least one student who is gay or lesbian in your classroom. Regardless of how you feel about the LGBT community, as a teacher you have an ethical duty to protect and nurture all of your students. One of the easiest ways to do this is to create a nurturing environment for your LGBT students. Here are several strategies that you can use to accomplish this: 1. Let all of your students know that they are protected in your classroom. No bullying or harassment will be allowed, no matter …1
i-d.vice.comwhy we need stronger lgbt+ representation in advertisingIt’s probably not a massive shock that LGBT+ people are woefully under represented in advertising -- and then there’s the sad fact that the most complained about ad of 2016 was a builder in heels. So what’s being done to change this? We find out.
techcrunch.comOffice HoursTechCrunch will facilitate meetings between well-respected VCs or angels and underrepresented founders. The goal of these meetings is for startups to receive feedback and to build new connections. Underrepresented groups in tech include but are not limited to Black, Latino, Native American, LGBT an…
bostonglobe.comNearly 16 percent of 18 to 24 year olds in Mass. identify as LGBT, according to new reportYoung people in Massachusetts are identifying themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender earlier than prior generations and mirror the diversity of the state as a whole, according to a report released Thursday.
theedadvocate.org3 Ways to End Anti-Gay Bullying - The EdvocateSpread the loveWith the Supreme Court’s decision this year to recognize same-sex marriage and promote marriage equality, it is clear that attitudes toward individuals who are LGBT are changing. However, anti-gay bullying is still an issue today, and is a major concern especially with cyber-bullying on the rise. Furthermore, biased and homophobic comments are rampant in many schools, with a staggering 90 percent of LGBT students experiencing verbal harassment related to their sexual orientation. Regardless of a teacher’s personal ideology, as educators we are bound to uphold a code of tolerance and acceptance. Here are three ways to ensure that …
thehill.comDeVos grilled on civil rights for studentsEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos struggled in the hot seat before a House committee Tuesday to answer questions from Democrats about the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights and how it plans to protect LGBT students from discrimination and