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Illinois anti-bullying legislation postponed after Senate votes it down

Illinois anti-bullying legislation postponed after Senate votes it down

The Illinois Senate rejected legislation aimed at strengthening anti-bullying presentations last week, amid conservative outcry over LGBT protections. Lesbian State Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced Illinois House Bill 5290 to bolster the state’s anti-bullying code, including cyberbullying, by creating model policies for schools to implement in 2013. The House approved the measure in March, but it … Continue reading

Newly formed Ohio transgender support groups

Transgender and gender non-conforming support groups are popping up across Ohio. Two new youth groups will meet in Columbus for people ages 5 to 11 and people ages 12 to 17. These groups will begin meeting in April for $10 per session, with a sliding scale fee available. To participate, parental/guardian consent is required. Contact … Continue reading