No Name-Calling Week begins today, a week of educational activities aimed at stopping name-calling and bullying in schools. For tips on involving your school community in planning a fun and effective No Name-Calling Week, visit Plan a NNCW Event.
Nik Castillo, a transgender student, spoke about the effects of school bullying and the need for safer schools, at the GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles:
The very real consequences of DADT repeal; seeking survivor benefits for same-sex partner of Alaska shooting victim; waiting on SCOTUS decision about whether it will hear Prop 8 case; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
United for marriage: Light the way to justice. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26–27, in two cases about freedom to marry. Please join us on Tuesday, March 26, at the federal courthouse in Anchorage (7th & C) in a circle united for equality.
Pariah, a critically acclaimed film about a 17-year-old African-American woman embracing her lesbian identity, will screen at UAA on Friday, November 2, and will be followed by a discussion on acceptance in honor of Mya Dale. The event is free and open to the public.