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Category Archives: Health and Safety

Stand Against Bullying, Today and Every Day

Spirit Day

Today is GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a time to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. In this election year, it is doubly important to show that we do not condone bullying behavior.

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“The Fosters” Season Premiere Tackles Gun Violence

The Fosters - Potential Energy

The Fosters, Freeform’s lesbian mom drama, has its summer premiere Monday, and tackles a presciently timely issue: gun violence.

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More on Talking with Children About Orlando

Stonewall Vigil for Orlando

On Tuesday, I wrote of talking with my son and other children about the Orlando massacre. Here are a few similar pieces by others. Would that we never had to write them.

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Discussing Orlando with Children


My 13-year-old son said all the kids on his bus today were talking about the shooting in Orlando. At some point, we cannot shelter our children from news such as this. But how do we talk about it with them?

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Speaking from the Silence

Day of Silence 2016

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. Let’s take a moment to honor those who are taking a stand today—and on so many other days as well.

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