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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Marks First National Gay-Straight Alliance Day with Anti-Bullying Message: VIDEO

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Obama's Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has posted a video on the White House blog marking the first annual Gay-Straight Alliance Day, which is today.

Says Duncan, in part: "When students are harassed or bullied, it directly affects their work in the classroom, their aspirations for the future, and their desire to stay in school. Gay-Straight Alliances and similar student groups play an important role in creating welcoming, affirming, and respectful schools and colleges – safe places where learning can happen and students flourish. This work is absolutely essential. GSAs are a proven tool for creating welcoming school climates and helping students stay in school."

The national GSA Day is a project of the Iowa Pride Network. Said Ryan Roemerman, IPN Executive Director: “Over the years other states were contacting us asking how they could replicate the event, so we decided to coordinate on a national level. The response from partnering state and national organizations has been extraordinary.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Matt - this totally plays into your narrative of Obama being bad for the Gay community. I can't wait to see your comment on this article.

    Posted by: Keith | Jan 25, 2012 2:32:22 PM


  2. fabulous news.

    *camera cuts to resentful "Christian Children" stubbornly defending their right to bully gay people*

    ;-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 25, 2012 6:00:20 PM


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