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26 Apr 0

Symbols of Racism in the South

Author: LarryG

    This week, New Orleans took down the first of four Confederate monuments that remained in the city as symbols of racism. The city removed the monument in the middle of the night and took extra precautions after death threats were received. Workers wore bulletproof vests and military-style helmets as they dismantled the statue with

25 Apr 0

Day of Silence

Author: LarryG

  Last Friday, thousands of schools across the country participated in the #DayofSilence organized by GLSEN (pronounced “glisten” and stands for the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network). The goal of the annual Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Nearly 9 out of

13 Apr 0

Intolerance for Same-Sex Marriage

Author: LarryG

  Just two weeks after North Carolina repealed its controversial #BathroomBill, several lawmakers introduced House Bill 780, the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” which would ban same-sex marriage in the state. Even though the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in 2015, if passed, this new law would not recognize same-sex marriage in the