Morning of 10/27/12 – A record number of schools will participate in an anti-gay bullying program despite objections from an anti-LGBT group. ◊ A proposal to talk about LGBT historical figures at school sparks controversy in France. ◊ A conservative Jewish school will not renew its charter with the Boy Scouts because of the Scouts’ anti-gay policy. ◊ After caving into demands from a hate group about a transgender-inclusive policy, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois, is setting up a committee to study alternative policies. ◊ A misleading ad on school curricula draws fire in Maryland.
October is just around the corner, and it’s bringing a flurry of activity for LGBT-equality advocates, including Ally Week and Coming Out Day. It also marks the anniversary of several key moments in LGBT History. Here’s a quick preview of some of the important dates, activities and events, along with some useful links to resources and additional information:
Joseph Pedro for Passport Blogs reports that the school board in Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for the upcoming LGBT History Month in October. The Broward County School District encompasses Fort Lauderdale and is the sixth largest school district in the country. Broward has a history of progressivism when it comes to LGBT rights. Read the full post
Today marks one year since the official repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the law that banned service by openly LGB people in the United States’ armed forces. Read the full post