by Dylan Buckley On July 2015, a mother and her son sued the Brunswick School District for the bullying that her son experienced at Brunswick Junior High School that lasted more than two years. According to the Portland Press Herald, an agreement had finally been reached, and along with the $125,000, Brunswick Junior High… Continue reading School District Pays $125,000 for Bullying Lawsuit
That’s how it happens. You start off noticing the little things, how people stare at you, how people address you, how they avoid you at all costs. Then waves and waves of the abuse crash against you. It’s no longer whispers amongst peers or notes being passed in class. It’s violence, rumors, and outright hatred.
A short film came out in 1994 called TREVOR. This film was about a young teen who discovers his sexuality and his place in the world. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short film and inspired The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project provides “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services”… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: The Trevor Project
by Sean Hedden On August 12th, 2016, the Center for Disease Control released a study entitled, Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 – United States and Selected Sites, 2015. Multiple news sources, including The New York Times, have reported how this first nationwide, comprehensive study shows how LGBTQ youth are suffering… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: CDC Study Shows Higher Rate of Violence to LGBTQ Youth