All posts tagged "education"

  • Gay teacher gets job back; was fired for answering why he’s unmarried [video]

    ”I felt like I was being asked to go back into the closet. And that’s a terrifying place to be. My first reaction was absolute...

  • Rhee's Tardy Response

    Two years ago Michael Sessa was outraged by the results of the city's 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for students attending public schools in...

  • Queer on Campus

    It was not so long ago that a gay-friendly campus was one harboring a frat house that would allow a guy with an earring. Today,...

  • Life Lessons

    When Dominque Walker went to Capitol Hill this week, she was taking up the work started by her mother, who lobbied Congress to ''mak sure...

  • The Kids Are All Right

    It's been about six months since Andrew Barnett was appointed executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League -- though he's been filling the...

  • Playing Out

    At James Madison High School in Vienna, Va., being the gay member of an all-male swim team was ''rough'' enough, says Dan Martinelli. The feelings...

  • Calling on Rhee

    Students at D.C.'s public high schools who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were four times more likely to attempt suicide over the past year,...

  • Bringing the World Home

    When Steve Rucker and his partner, Adam Collick, met their teenage ''daughter'' for the first time, they were relieved to find she spoke English. ''It...

  • Mixed Schoolbag

    Continuing her introduction to the District, the new chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Michelle Rhee, cleared her calendar Monday night to...

  • Safety first

    High school may be over for recent graduate Robin Greenwood, a lesbian from Dearborn, Mich., but she's not going to write off the four years...

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