Tag Archives: Education

OK, let’s love the dead, but much more the living

Glen Retief voices his frustration over the martyrdom of young people who have taken their own lives due to bullying.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 42 – Free Speech Impediment

Zack and Peterson are back in person with each other, but it might be the last time for a while, as Zack has accepted a job in the DC area! But don’t worry, the podcast isn’t going anywhere! This week we take a trip to Harding University in Arkansas, Flour Bluff School District in Texas, […]

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NGLTF’s Apparently “Extremist” Vision, According to AFTAH

Peter LaBarbera and his org, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, are trying to smear the Creating Change conference with some of the scary things they saw there. Let’s shine a little light on their absurd fear-mongering.

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“Born This Way” Makes It Better… But For Whom?

While many in the LGBT community celebrate the release of Lady Gaga’s new anti-bullying anthem, Shannon Cuttle has reservations.

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100th Day of School: A Student’s Perspective on Bullying

A student from the Catholic University of America shares his experience being bullied for his sexual orientation.

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The 2011 State of the Union: Meh

If the President’s State of the Union was meant to make him look more centrist it worked; for everything he said that I liked, there was something he said to cancel it out.

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Left Behind in 2010

Shannon Cuttle reminds us that despite the progress of 2010, it was still a very tough year for our nation’s youth, who continue to need support as we work towards truly safe schools.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 32 – Thankshaving Turkeys and Scoundrels

Just in time to download into your MP3 player before hitting the road, Peterson and Zack are back to keep things light and just talk a bit about Thanksgiving. After delving into some of the religious connotations behind the holiday (and Zack’s interpretation that it should be “Thankshaving”), we have to take some time to […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 31 – Remembering Brandon Bitner: Moving Forward After a Teen Suicide

It’s been a tough week here in central PA. Peterson and Zack commit this episode to discussing the loss of Brandon Bitner, a local 14-year-old who committed suicide on November 5 after suffering bullying about his perceived gender and sexuality. We talk about learning about his death, attending his funeral, and community reactions afterward. While […]

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In Memoriam Brandon Bitner

A remembrance for Brandon Bitner (January 2, 1996 – November 5, 2010).

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