DISD Moves ahead on LGBT-inclusive bullying policy

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November 4, 2010

11/4/2010

"In response to a series of gay teen suicides across the nation, the Dallas Independent School District is moving forward with a policy that provides specific protections against bullying for LGBT students.

"...Roger Poindexter, director of Lambda Legal’s South Central Region, warned that gay students who’ve been bullied have won large monetary settlements from districts in other parts of the nation.

"Poindexter said while a general policy might give adults 'a warm fuzzy feeling,' it wouldn’t accomplish its goal.

“'We need to spell it out so the bullies can understand it,' Poindexter said, before reading off the names of gay teens who've taken their own lives in recent months, including 13-year-old Asher Brown near Houston."

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