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California governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Thursday that mandates the contributions of LGBT people be included in school lesson plans. Read full story here.
From 2009 to 2010, there was an astounding 23% increase in murders of LGBT and HIV-affected people in the United States, with the second highest yearly total ever recorded by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Read full story here.
"A New York woman whose seventh-grade son committed suicide a year ago after being bullied by schoolmates is suing the city, alleging nothing was done to stop the abuse." Read full story here.
Daniel Radcliffe was honored with the Trevor Project Hero Award and dedicated it to "the real heroes," who he says "are the people who are staffing those call centers and picking up the phones, saving lives every single day." Read "Daniel Radcliffe Accepts Hero Award, Dedicates It to Suicide Prevention Volunteers."
"According to a new survey, the majority of gay students in Minnesota have experienced some form of harassment in school." Read full story at "1 in 5 Gay Minn. Students Has Been Bullied."
Jay Jordan Hawke is author of the Two-spirit Chronicles, which includes: Pukawiss the Outcast, A Scout is Brave, and Onwaachige the Dreamer.