Fight For Justice

Today, I received an e mail concerning a federal suit that was filed in Minnesota to stop a school district’s passive response to GLBT bashing in the presence of, or reported to, school staff, which I post:

Southern Poverty Law Center July 21, 2011
Dear friends,


Today, we’ve filed a federal lawsuit to protect gay, lesbian and transgender studentsin a Minnesota school district where at least four LGBT students have died by suicide in the past two years.
The Anoka-Hennepin school district near Minneapolis is “ground zero” in our fight to stop the rampant bullying of LGBT students. Physical and verbal abuse has been allowed to flourish under the district’s so-called “neutrality” policy.
The misguided policy stigmatizes LGBT students — casting them as pariahs who are not welcome in the school community, a message that encourages their abusers.
This bullying has devastating consequences, as the heartbreaking suicides in Anoka-Hennepin and elsewhere illustrate.
You can learn more about the situation in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in a special CNN investigative piece scheduled to air at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 24.
Our work would not be possible without the support of people like you. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children who are suffering from bigotry and injustice.
Richard Cohen photo Sincerely,
Richard Cohen signature
J. Richard Cohen
President, Southern Poverty Law Center



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