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March 10, 2011

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are hosting the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention today in an effort to allow all of us to work together to make our schools safer for all students. You can participate by watching the conference online and asking questions in the “Facebook Live” event starting at 12:20 PM EST.

In conjunction with today’s conference, the administration announced the launch of a new online resource, stopbullying.gov to provide information from government agencies on how how kids, teens, young adults, parents,educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. You can find additional helpful information about what you can do at glsen.org and thetrevorproject.org.

The administration is not acting alone, Congress working to further anti-bullying legislation and today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will reintroduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
 Also today, Sen. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Holt (D-N.J.) are planning to reintroduce the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act which which establishes similar anti-bullying requirements for colleges and universities receiving federal student aid as the Safe Schools Improvement Act which was reintroduced earlier this week. We will keep you informed about how you can advocate for these bills to ensure that all students can be safe at school.

In addition to watching today’s conference online, you can follow along on twitter with the hashtag #whbullyconf.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 8:43 pm

    I’m a single gay guy and and not the least convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.

  2. May 14, 2011 8:45 pm

    I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

    • July 31, 2011 10:21 pm

      Livingstone Rijff I agree with Mitch. Marriage is a sacred bond, and I do not think I’m ready just yet to be monogamous! Every other evening, new cock sizes and flavors! No, I like dick too much honey. Livingstone Rijff

  3. July 31, 2011 10:19 pm

    Ik ben het met Mitch. Het huwelijk is een heilige band, en ik denk niet dat ik ben klaar om monogaam gewoon nog! Elke andere avond nieuwe haan verschillende maten en smaken! Nee, ik hou lul te veel honing. Livingstone Rijff

  4. August 21, 2011 11:52 am

    We finally did It!!! Gay Marriage is now legal in NY!!! I feel like the gay community is making much progress and this is only the beginning bitches!!! MitchellSJackson.com

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