October 19, 2009

>Students Nationwide Address Anti-LGBT Bullying as GLSEN's Ally Week Kicks Off

>http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/news/record/2479.html

From the GLSEN press release:

Thousands of students across the country this week are pledging to address anti-gay bullying as part of GLSEN’s fifth annual Ally Week, a week of activities designed to encourage people to be allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) name-calling, bullying and harassment at school.

Ally Week, which was created by students as a way to encourage and support allies, is often organized by the more than 4,000 Gay-Straight Alliance student clubs registered with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education network.

Also, here's a clip of GLSEN Student Ambassador Lazaro Cardenas at the GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles on Oct. 9 talking about why he's an ally.

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You can sign the official Ally Week pledge here to be an Ally against anti-LGBT bullying.

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