The contributions of slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk and the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969 that helped launch the LGBT rights movement will soon be taught in California classrooms alongside well known activists such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who are credited for making a lasting impact on civil rights in the United States.
Eight months the suicide of American student Tyler Clementi that got the country talking about the issue of bullying on school campuses and anti-bullying efforts, his former roommate, who faces a 15-count indictment of hate crime charges, stood in court for the first time on Monday.
Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen is on his third month of his nationwide "role model" tour of secondary schools on behalf of Stonewall, the gay equality charity that he co-founded in 1989. Over last two years, he had toured 54 secondary schools and has inspired not only students but teachers to come out to their supervisors.
With Mr Gay Hong Kong Heihei Yau as the ambassador for the ‘Tongzhi Tsai’ (Junior Tongzhi) campaign, the Boys and Girls Clubs Association (BGCA) and Tongzhi Community Joint Meeting (TCJM) are gearing up to address the issue of homophobic bullying and the use of ex-gay reparative therapy literature in schools.
An 18-year-old university student in New Jersey, US is reported to have committed suicide after he was secretly taped having sex with another male and the video was webcast by this roommate and friend.