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Grade School's Gender Diversity Program Riles Conservatives

Learning about transgendered clownfish in school? What would Nemo say? Credit: Getty Images Children at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., learn about lesbian lizards and transgendered clownfish. Judge not, they...Children learn there are many ways to be male and female.

Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Gay Kids Tell Their Stories in CRISIS

When I first started reading CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay In America, I did not expect any great revelations. Having grown up in San Francisco to become an outspoken supporter of...

Hilary Duff fights 'that's so gay'

Look up the word "gay" in the dictionary and you will find eight entries. Most of those entries refer to good moods, bright colors, social pleasures and wanton behavior. But entry number seven is the one that defines the word as it is most commonly...

Florida Principal not so much a pal

It cost the school district over $300,000 in legal fees, sent teachers to sensitivity training, and trampled the constitutional rights of students, and yet, many in the Florida community of Ponce de Leon still support principal David Davis' "witch...

Adoption site: no gays allowed

Making the choice to adopt requires a big commitment. You really have to be prepared and know what you're getting into. It's not something that can happen by accident or in the heat of the moment. In New York, you can even get certified as "Qualified...

American Family Association calls for boycott of McDonald's

I've heard of a lot of reasons why people avoid "Old McDodald's", as the famous fast food chain is known around our house -- the general unhealthiness of the food, the destruction of the rainforests, their marketing through school notices, and so on...

Last tango in Bristol

It's happening again, this time in England -- two elementary schools have removed And Tango Makes Three and King & King after parents complained about the books. King & King tells the story of a prince who falls in love with another prince....

Teen response to Sally Kern

I've had a tough time getting Sally Kern's hateful words out of my head. Truth be told, I have yet to be successful. Of course, I am not the only one who has been bothered by what she said -- the internet is veritably humming with outraged...

Sally Kern's gay son

A while back, the Ali Forney Center ran an ad campaign in New York aimed at encouraging parents not to stop loving their children just because they might be gay. Well, it seems to me that those posters might have been more in need in Oklahoma where...

When children can't tell

Suppose you were gay. And, suppose you wanted to serve your country by enlisting in the military to protect it. Currently, you'd have to not mention the former in order to do the latter. It's idiotic, I know, ("You know, I used to feel that way too...

School officials black out gay student's yearbook photo

I remember each year when the school yearbook would come out, the first thing we did was flip furiously through the pages of our books looking for candid shots of ourselves. Everyone gets the required, posed photo in the book, but having your photo...

Two million potential parents

I don't know how many kids there are out there waiting to be adopted, but I can tell you there are at least two million adults waiting to adopt them, according to a new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA. The problem is, there are those who...

Court upholds teaching children about gay marriage

A federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled that schools in Lexington, Mass. can teach children about gay marriage. According to court records, two families felt that reading the gay-themed book King & King violated their religious rights by...

Does an older brother increase a younger brother's chances of being gay?

According to researchers at Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada, if a boy has several older brothers his chances of becoming a homosexual will increase from 3. The affect does not apply to step-brothers or adopted brothers, only blood brothers...

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