Safe Schools NC at OutRaleigh
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Safe Schools NC booth at OutRaleigh 2013. It was great seeing so many familiar faces from Triangle GSAs and meeting new people working to improve NC's schools for ALL our students. Dozens of Safe Space stickers were distributed to teachers (and some very enthusiastic teachers-in-training!) It was also great to hear about all the good work being done in our state, including a Wake County elementary student who founded an anti-bullying club at her school!
Sadly, we also heard several stories of bullying and 'administrators gone rogue.' If you know someone facing bullying or dealing with a non-supportive principal, please remember to file a Report Harassment with us so that we may troubleshoot solutions with you. Sometimes it only takes a phone call from the right person.
The Experiences of Rural LGBT Youth
by Eliza Byard, GLSEN Executive Director
GSLEN just released a new report out about LGBT youth in rural areas (ie, most of NC). It underscores how the safety of LGBT youth is more precarious in rural areas and these students are far less likely to have access to LGBT-related resources at school. Read your copy today!