Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "education"

  • 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...

  • Whitman-Walker high school essay contest

    What can you do to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in your community? That is the question Whitman-Walker Clinic is asking high school students (between...

  • A Family Affair

    ''Men have seeds, and women have eggs... and if two women fall in love and want to have a baby together, they need a seed.''...

  • Talking About Silence

    It is perhaps the quietest day of the school year: The Day of Silence, a national effort in which students at high schools, colleges and...

  • The Birds vs. the Bees

    Parents representing Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC) generated buzz last week by protesting against Montgomery County's sex-ed pilot program with signs that read ''Health...

  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) National Capital Area

    Members of GLSEN at a recent happy hour event ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and...

  • Challenging Principals

    Minors may not be allowed to vote, but that certainly doesn't allow them to live outside politics. According to a Dec. 9 press release issued...