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Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
Radio host Linda Harvey of Mission America went on an anti-gay rant during her “Christian” radio show yesterday, warning parents to keep their children away from LGBT healthcare professionals.

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It is not proven that contact with a professional medical caregiver, or a caregiver of any kind, can make children gay. It is an insult to LGBT medical professionals everywhere for someone to even suggest that having contact with them can turn someone gay.

 

If you feel the need to keep your child away, it is your choice. Don't go along with someone just because they tell you to do it.

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Homosexual 'Mix It Up' day - Is your child's school on the list?

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Homosexual 'Mix It Up' day - Is your child's school on the list?

 

On, Tuesday, October 30, over two thousand schools across the nation will be observing "Mix It Up" (MIT) day. MIT is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools. A strong focus is directed specifically to elementary and junior high grades.

 

MIT is a project of the fanatical pro-homosexual group, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This is the same organization that launched hateful and malicious rhetoric toward the Family Research Council just prior to the August shooting of a security guard by a SPLC sympathizer.

 

AFA is joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is sponsoring the "Mix It Up" project.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time, intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality.

 

LBN:

 

Related:

List of Activities pushing the homosexual agenda...children only need to be taught the Golden Rule...treat others as you want to be treated, they don't need to know about sexual orientation,gender problems,etc leave that to the parents and maturity

 

From the site sponsoring this event:

 

http://www.tolerance.org/category/keywords/sexual-orientation

 

Some of the suggested activities for various grade levels:

 

Intolerance Crumbled After Meeting a Family
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Keywords: Diversity and inclusion Stereotypes and bias Sexual orientation
A family of four came to speak to my high school juniors and seniors. Two dads and their 16-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son talked about their family, the adoption process and their experiences with discrimination and prejudice.


Toolkit for 'Therapy of Lies'
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Keywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientation
Level: Grades 9 to 12 Professional Development
This Teaching Tolerance story exposes the facts behind the pseudoscience known as conversion therapy—a practice that aims to change homosexuals “back” into heterosexuals. Organizations promoting the practice have sent flyers to schools for ...

 


Ava’s Words Teach Social Justice Lesson
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Keywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientation
Ava, an 8th-grade student in my after-school creative writing class came to me to discuss a story she was working on. She was writing a fictional story about a gay teenager who struggles with his sexuality and coming out. Even early on in the process, I was impressed with her ability to look at this story as a complex study in understanding—giving a voice to, and respectfully exploring, the conflicts of a gay teen.


Hooray for LGBT Allies
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Keywords: Sexual orientation
After the Southern Poverty Law Center responded to a plea for help from students in Savannah, Tenn., we’re happy to report that students successfully wore pro-LGBT slogans at school last week without resistance and with mostly positive responses from classmates.


Show Support for LGBT Students this Wednesday
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Keywords: Sexual orientation
This past spring, one of my friends at Hardin County High School in Savannah, Tenn. wore a T-shirt on the Day of Silence – a national observance to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying and harassment. Her shirt displayed the slogan, "Lesbian and Proud."


Preparing to Help Students Through Tough Times
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Keywords: Sexual orientation
Sonia is a quiet girl with a shy smile who never raises her hand in my class. Recently, she told me that she is bisexual.
Sonia shared this during a conflict resolution meeting conducted for her and another girl in the class, Katie. She had a crush on Katie and had been pursuing her through frequent text messages. Sonia had persisted even though Katie had made it clear she only wanted to be friends. At the end of our meeting, Sonia agreed to stop texting Katie. By the end of the day they appeared to be friends again.


Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes
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Keywords: Diversity and inclusion Sexual orientation
A school district in the midwestern town of Erie, Ill. found Todd Parr’s award-winning children’s book objectionable because it included references to gay and lesbian families. The school board gave in to pressure from a small group of outspoken parents and decided to remove The Family Book, written and illustrated by Parr, from their elementary school’s social and emotional development curriculum. According to school district Superintendent Brad Cox, the concerned parents took issue with the fact that "the book references families with two mommies or two daddies."


Finding the Courage to Act

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Keywords: Diversity and inclusion Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientation
We each have a part to play, a role uniquely ours each day. I’d raised my hand often enough and spoke about equity and LGBT rights during my years in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District to convince myself I was accomplishing the role I’d chosen when I decided to teach.


SPLC Salutes Students Standing up for Their Rights
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Keywords: Sexual orientation

As the school year draws to a close, the SPLC salutes just a few of the students this year who fought the good fight, challenging homophobia and gender discrimination in their schools. If it’s true that young people are our future, the future is looking pretty diverse, free and fabulous. We hope you are as inspired to read about them as we at the SPLC have been to work with them.


A Day of Silence that Left a Lasting Impact
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Keywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientation
Four years ago, we held our first Day of Silence, an annual event where students at schools across the country take a vow of silence in support of LGBT students who are harassed and bullied. That first Day of Silence was an anxious experiment for our suburban private school. We followed resources offered by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Our diversity club faculty sponsors and student leaders planned a series of announcements, acquired administrative approval and fielded concerned questions from faculty members who didn’t embrace the event and felt it would disrupt their classrooms.

 


Saving the Lives of Our LGBT Students
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Keywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientation
If you are the kind of educator who builds a safe and open classroom culture and teaches with a compassionate heart, students will come to you. They will share their secrets. The culture you create in the classroom can often serve as an invitation for students to seek solace and advice outside of class. We have all faced the blessings (and burdens) of our students’ trust. A new study out of Northwestern University (where I teach) reminds us that we must be prepared for our students’ stories to come tumbling out.

 


LGBT Students Are Still at Risk
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Keywords: Sexual orientation
On Monday, LGBT students’ rights were vindicated in a comprehensive settlement with Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District over its policies that hindered teachers from effectively responding to anti-gay bullying—policies that may have contributed to some of the district’s recent suicides. Then on Tuesday, in the afterglow of this historic victory, the Utah Senate passed its own discriminatory bill (HB 363) prohibiting educators from teaching about, or even talking about, homosexuality.


Being Honest About Past Intolerance
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Keywords: Diversity and inclusion Sexual orientation
Trey loved to challenge whatever rule he could in class. He was the student who would question every nuance of the dress code, just to see if the faculty could come up with a worthy reason.
During a discussion of homophobia in The Catcher in the Rye, he, blurted, “Holden’s just so gay.”
The class groaned as they awaited my response.

 


Bias Makes LGBT Equality Tough to Teach
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Keywords: History Sexual orientation
Twenty-eight teachers in my master’s level class silently moved en masse to the right side of the room to signify that they would teach the civil rights movement to their elementary students. In fact, most considered it negligent to ignore this historic movement that brought about the end of segregation in our country.


Struggle Continues for Marriage Equality
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Keywords: History Sexual orientation
In 1967 the Supreme Court ruling on Loving v. Virginia went a long way toward making marriage a right that more Americans could exercise. In Loving, the court decided that laws prohibiting African Americans and white Americans from marrying violated the Constitution. The Loving ruling said, among other things, “Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

 

Link to see if your child's school is participating:

http://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up/map

 

 

 

 


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Seattle helicopter crash kills at least two

Seattle helicopter crash kills at least two | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
A news helicopter crashed and burst into flames in downtown Seattle on Tuesday, killing two people on board and setting cars on fire in a popular tourist area near the Space Needle, police and fire officials said.
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Must have been something wrong with the internal system of the helicopter. Hope the officals can find out what happened to make it crash.

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Duncan James on sexuality: 'I feel very lucky to not be in Russia' - Digital Spy UK

Duncan James on sexuality: 'I feel very lucky to not be in Russia' - Digital Spy UK | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
Duncan James on sexuality: 'I feel very lucky to not be in Russia' Digital Spy UK He continued: "People are still, unfortunately, being thrown out of their homes because of their sexuality and because their families aren't dealing with it, which I...

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Russia just has to accept that some people are different. It isn't fair what people are doing to each other. I am appaled that the families of these crimes are throwing thier family out on the street because they refuse to accept and help those who are not being helped.

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EU law to protect victims of crime due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression | The European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights

EU law to protect victims of crime due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression | The European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it

"Today the European Parliament agreed on a new Directive on the rights guaranteed to victims of crime in the EU. Notably, it provides specific assistance and protection to people who suffered crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression..."


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The law protects individuals based on "... personal characteristics of the victim such as his or her age, gender and gender identity or expression, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, health, disability, residence status, communication difficulties, relationship to or dependence on the offender and previous experience of crime."

 

Europe deserves a medal for this. Passing a law that protects individuals based on gender identity and sexual orientation is a step in the right direction for accptence in the eyes of the world.

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Michael Sam, who aims to be first openly gay NFL player, says he's surprised ... - New York Daily News

Michael Sam, who aims to be first openly gay NFL player, says he's surprised ... - New York Daily News | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it

Michael Sam has an understandable request that probably won’t be filled anytime soon.  “I just wish you guys would see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of Michael Sam the gay football player,


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A football player who openly admits he is gay is a rolemodel for others who are struggling to come out and say "I'm gay". Hopefully, seeing and hearing his confession will give others the courage to finally say it.

 

To quote Bernard Baruch, "Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."

 

Keep that quote in mind when you read this article and think about your next decision.

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Sculpture of Paradox: Doctor as Hero and Villain - New York Times

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Sculpture of Paradox: Doctor as Hero and Villain
New York Times
Along the upper reaches of Central Park, a half-dozen high school students walked south on Fifth Avenue, their shoulders hunched against the bitter cold.
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The lionization of one man by a previous generation is now turned to villainization in the next at the drop of a dime due to his medical breakthrough that was tested on women without consent.

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Boeing news | Boeing to stop paying for some employees' education | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Boeing to cut it's College tuition of $30,000 plus tuition is be put in half, to $15,000, for employess. They will only pay for 'company' focused programs. Means that employees who are in other programs, like fine-arts, will have to pay out of pocket or stop taking those programs.

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Mother of gay hate crime murder victim sobs over marriage ruling

Mother of gay hate crime murder victim sobs over marriage ruling | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
'I told him I didn't think I would see it in my lifetime, but he probably would in his.

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Matthew Shepard will be missed. He is gone, but not forgotten. He has become a symbol of hate crimes, after being tortured to death in Wyoming. Since his death, a foundation has been funded in his name to prevent those types of deaths from happening again. He would have been overjoyed to hear that referendum 74, otherwise known as the Gay Marriage Law, passed in 2012.

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Susan Mac Nicol's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:41 PM

It's a pity Matthew wasn't around to see this day. I imagine he would have rejoiced had he been given the choice to still be with us.

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The World Rallies Around LGBT Community and Protests Russia's Anti-Gay Law

The World Rallies Around LGBT Community and Protests Russia's Anti-Gay Law | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
Credit: All Out Facebook page If you haven't heard about Russia and the backlash one of their laws have created, listen up. In July, Russia's president Vladimir Putin signed into a law a bill that ...

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Russia is clearly rallying behind it's beliefs but, in doing so, they have turned the world against them. So what if the players of our nation, or any other nation, are gay. I, personally, am waiting for the day when they find out that at least one of their own players happens to be gay.

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moniqueblog.net's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:16 AM

Check out some cool pictures from All Out's worldwide rallies!

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Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
Radio host Linda Harvey of Mission America went on an anti-gay rant during her “Christian” radio show yesterday, warning parents to keep their children away from LGBT healthcare professionals.

Via Modern Atheism
Chelsea Rubio's insight:

It is not proven that contact with a professional medical caregiver, or a caregiver of any kind, can make children gay. It is an insult to LGBT medical professionals everywhere for someone to even suggest that having contact with them can turn someone gay.

 

If you feel the need to keep your child away, it is your choice. Don't go along with someone just because they tell you to do it.

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When bashing Russia over gays, don't forget Nigeria, Uganda … - Vancouver Sun

When bashing Russia over gays, don't forget Nigeria, Uganda … - Vancouver Sun | HS Senior Project | Scoop.it
When bashing Russia over gays, don't forget Nigeria, Uganda … Vancouver Sun (blog) Nigeria, which has a population of 168 million, adopted a law that imposes a 14-year prison term for anyone entering into a same-sex relationship, as well as a...

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The fact that more than one country, speaking towards both Uganda and Russia- but mainly Uganda for the sake of this article- in the world refuses to accept the gay community is a matter of their loyalty to their faith.

 

Their bias towards the LBGT community is, indeed, unfair, but that is how they have been raised for generations. It is not easy to change a persons beliefs based on your own. We can not force Uganda to change, though many of us would like to see them change at the drop of a dime, for it is their decision to take the step towards the light and out of the dark.

 

People, generally speaking, don't like what they don't understand. So, as a survival instinct, we typically tend to lash out, much like what Uganda is doing towards the LBGT community.

 

We can bash them all we want, but it won't change anything. There may be one day when they choose to see the error of their treatment, but today is not that day. All we can do is hope that, in time, they will see that they have nothing to fear.

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