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We’re proud to support The Lizzie Project’s efforts to draw attention to the federal Safe Schools Improvement Act, a bill that will protect ALL students from bullying and harassment. Learn more about Lizzie’s powerful story here. Role model for sure. 

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aisnotforally:

aroavenger:

meaninglessladders:

aroavenger:

i’m crying oh gosh

TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!

If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom. 

Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.

just a reminder that this is an option for you folks! i did it and all my teachers replied within a few hours saying that it was okay. you can do this! school does not have to be painful.

Absolutely love when professors are supportive. Thanks for sharing this with others who can use the guidance! 

Reblogged from Believe Out Loud
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gaywrites:

"Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them."

August 26: Women’s Equality Day 2014

Reblogged from GayWrites.
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If anyone is brave and true to themselves, it’s my gay fans. The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different - to be brave and be different and to be yourself - is just so beautiful. It’s the most beautiful thing you can be, and it’s what we all want to be at the end of the day. And not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream - to just be that brave.

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Homeless Youth Given Spotlight at VMAs Last Night

"My name is Jesse, and I’m accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth who are starving, lost, and scared right now. I know this because I am one of these people."

At last night’s MTV VMAs, pop star Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year award for “Wrecking Ball.” But as buzzfeed reports, “rather than accept the award herself, she sent her friend Jesse”—who is himself a homeless youth. In a short but poignant speech, he highlighted the invisible population of homeless youth in America.

We hope this signals a change in attitude towards homelessness, especially for LGBT homeless youth across the country. In a 2012 study conducted by the Williams Institute, up to 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. 

Did you see this speech last night?