by Joey Hernandez, LGBTQ Student Rights Advocate Over the years, the north steps of the State Capitol have seen some fierce advocacy by queer youth from across the state of California. The ACLU of California is keeping that legacy alive … Continue reading
By Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California Staff Attorney Today the LGBT rights world was a flurry of activity, with Facebook feeds full of red for marriage equality and people the country over intently focused on what was happening inside … Continue reading
http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/top-nonprofits/national/lgbt-equality-and-support/2012 A survey of 110 National LGBT Equality and Support experts ranked the American Civil Liberties Union as the #2 outstanding nonprofit doing significant LGBT equality work.
By Jason Howe The passport control agent almost seemed apologetic. “Sir, he has to fill out a separate family entry card,” he told me, “he” meaning my husband, Adrián. And then, he mumbled “DOMA.”
By Phyllida Burlingame, ACLU of Northern California California state law mandates that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free. So why are Clovis Unified High Schools teaching teens from a book that makes no mention … Continue reading
“Hey ACLU, I’m a gay 9th grader. My teachers don’t treat me differently because of my gender expression. I have both gay and straight friends. I get to live my life without being discriminated against. I’ve never been bullied. And … Continue reading
Deliberate indifference. It’s a lawyerly way of saying that somebody knows about — but doesn’t do anything to fix — a problem. Different people have different reasons for resorting to a state of deliberate indifference, and we can only hope … Continue reading
Chaz Bono doing the samba on Dancing with the Stars and Isis King posing fiercely on the All Stars cycle of America’s Next Top Model may mark the first time two positive transgender role models have broken through to the … Continue reading
GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances) help create a positive school environment, which is the objective of the ACLU/SC’s student rights project. Excerpted from the ACLU Blog of Rights: GSAs are school clubs that aim to create safe and supportive environments for students … Continue reading
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