Bridging the Gay-Straight Divide – Beyond Tolerance March 28th





When a boy in  second-grade class announced to his friends that he did not like girls, a classmate told him that someday he would marry one.

An assistant teacher at a school  in  NYC, intervened, noting that sometimes two men get married and sometimes people don’t marry at all. She was later reprimanded for her actions.


 


A  group of gay-rights activists are now involved in planning Beyond Tolerance 3, a March 28 event devoted to the creation and maintenance of GSAs city-wide. The event is sponsored by NYQueer, a working group with the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)..


Beyond Tolerance 3 will be aimed primarily at giving teachers the resources they need to promote GSAs at their schools, but will also be providing tools to students so that they can feel empowered to be active and participate in causes they believe in. The event will include workshops and forums for educators and students to voice their concerns, both to themselves and to each other.


NYQueer is working together with representatives from the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, Connect to Protect, PFLAG and other organizations to organize Beyond Tolerance 3.



UPCOMING EVENTS:


Beyond Tolerance 3
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 230 West 13th Street, Manhattan NYCORE / NYQUEER


National Day of Silence
Students across the country will take a vow of silence April 17 to bring attention to anti-LGBTQ behavior in schools. Day Of Silence


Equality and Justice Day
Hundreds of gay-rights activists will go to Albany for a day to lobby elected officials April 28. Register at Beyond Tolerance 3, March 28. Pride Agenda


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