Linda Harvey Says Passage of Anti-Bullying Laws Indoctrinate Kids to Accept Homosexuality

The title of this post is enough to make you shake your head, I’m sure.  I just love it when a radio host makes a ridiculous statement (or in this case multiple ridiculous statements.  Linda Harvey, of Mission America, opposes the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Nondiscrimination Act. Here’s what she had to say:

“As we’ve found out time and again, so-called conservative, pro-life politicians are sometimes wrongly persuaded that homosexuality is a worthy lifestyle and cause. This amounts to promotion of these lifestyle’s to kids brought into schools in the Trojan Horse of anti-bullying programs. We already have these programs in many schools, but federal involvement adds a troubling new dimension. If these amendments pass, they do nothing to protect kids that isn’t already available at the local level. The only thing they will do is threaten local school districts with a cutoff of federal funds if the schools aren’t turned into indoctrination camps where conservative viewpoints are systematically silenced all to fulfill the fondest wishes of those who want traditional morality to disappear.”

There’s more, if you care to read it.

Read Linda Harvey Opposes Anti-Bullying Laws, Says They Indoctrinate Kids To Accept Homosexuality

——————————

Follow Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law blog on Facebook for all blog posts from this blog as well as additional stories and links of interest to the LGBT community. Be sure to LIKE our page.

——————————

Follow the Law Offices of Irene C. Olszewski, LLC on Facebook.   Be sure to LIKE our page.

————————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog.  Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

The Color Purple for Spirit Day

Today is Spirit Day.  In support of LGBT youth and in a strong stance against anti-gay bullying, millions of people will wear purple.  I hope you will be one of them.

GLAAD has graciously provided users of social media with tools to display the Spirit Day badge and the color purple on your various pages.  Click here to show your support of LGBT youth.

——————————

Follow (and be sure to LIKE) Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law blog on Facebook for all blog posts and other stories and links of interest to the LGBT community. 

——————————

Follow (and be sure to LIKE) the Law Offices of Irene C. Olszewski, LLC on Facebook.

————————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

Lady Gaga Performs Tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer

Jamey Rodemeyer, age 14, was yet another victim of gay bullying driven to suicide.  His story has been on every news station nationwide.  The following is a tribute to the teen performed on Saturday night by Lady Gaga.

For more information about Jamey and his tragic death, read:

Teenager struggled with bullying before taking his life

Teen Suicide Victim Jamey Rodemeyer Funeral Attracts 500 Supporters (Video)

——————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

Baltimore Orioles Release Video for ‘It Gets Better Project’

The Baltimore Orioles released a video for the It gets Better Project, joining the Giants, Cubs and Red Sox in supporting the effort. The Phillies, Twins and Mariners have all announced that they will be releasing videos as well.

View the Orioles Video:

View the Giants video:

View the Cubs’ video:

View the Red Sox video:

Kudos to these sports teams for supporting LGBT youth.

——————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

The Cubs and CBS Have Released ‘It Gets Better’ Videos

On Monday, two major contributors were added to the ‘It Gets Better’ Project’s collection on online videos.

CBS can now count itself among the ranks of some 10,000 online videos in the collection.  The ‘It Gets Better’ Project is a collective effort to stop the bullying of gay teens or teens who are bullied due to their perceived sexual orientation.

The Chicago Cubs became the second major league sports team to join the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign.  Kudos to the Cubs.

——————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

People Against Gay Bullying on Facebook

There is a Facebook page called People Against Gay Bullying.  According to the group:

“Our mission is to spread awareness of Bullying and Gay hate as a crime, to the world. Awareness of how to make a difference. Our mission is to make this world a better place, a place of love, a planet of unity.”

Go to People Against Gay Bullying on Facebook here.

——————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

What’s New In the LGBT World?

Now that the Memorial Day weekend festivities are behind me and I’ve managed to sort through everything that came into the office while I was off enjoying some R and R, I thought I’d do a quick recap of some of the newsworthy happenings in the LGBT world in recent days.

The San Francisco Giants have joined the It Gets Better Project, aimed at helping LGBT youth.  Kudos to the team!

The White House has launched its new web portal with the noble goal of “winning the future” for the LGBT citizenry.  President Obama signed a proclamation in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month that you can read here.  Happy Pride Month everyone!

Minnesota is gearing up to legislate discrimination against lesbian and gay couples in the form of a ban on same-sex marriage.  The legislature approved the ballot measure on May 21st.  To combat the outright lies that the opposition is known to spread during such campaigns, proponents of same-sex marriage have released the following video:

Illinois civil unions for same-sex couples began today! Congratulations and much happiness to those who stood in long lines to obtained a license. Read:   Gay couples line up for licenses as Illinois’ civil union law takes effect [Chicago Sun Times]

A giant BOO HISS to the Rockford, Ill., Catholic Diocese which announced last week (in advance of the Illinois civil union law going into effect) that it would discontinue adoption and foster care programs rather than be forced to serve same-sex or unmarried opposite-sex couples under the new civil unions law. Let’s all hate in the name of religion. Works for me.   Here’s a scary quote from Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois:

“We’re not bluffing. This is a serious issue. No diocese is going to willingly put a child in a same-sex household.”

Read:   Illinois Catholic diocese ends adoptions, foster service over objections to new gay rights law.

Folks, that’s a lot of LGBT news!

——————————

Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski