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An important message from GLSEN-Alert, the electronic news service of
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network -- GLSEN
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
212-717-0135; 212-727-0254 - fax
For Immediate Release
Jim Anderson, Communications Director
Phone - (212) 727-0135 x136
Pager - (888) 869-6512
NEW POLL HIGHLIGHTS CONNECTION BETWEEN ANTI-GAY, RACIST
ATTITUDES IN SCHOOLS AND STUDENT-ON-STUDENT VIOLENCE
"These findings strongly suggest that countering anti-gay bias
and racism in the classroom goes hand in hand with countering
violence in schools. You can't have one without the other." -
GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (21 MAY 1999) -
The article describes results of a A new Gallup Poll
linking anti-gay and racist attitudes with student-on-student
Fifty-eight percent of high school students affirmed that 'violence-prone'
groups could be dangerous to gay students, 50 percent have heard these groups
espouse 'hatred of gays.' Fifty-one percent also said
'violence-prone' groups could be dangerous to black, Hispanic or
other students of color.
For GLSEN commentary and more information, see below.
GLSEN is the largest national organization working to end the
damaging effects of anti-gay bias in America's K-12 schools.
Founded nationally in 1994, GLSEN now has 85 chapters working in
communities across the country.
For more information call (212)727-0135 or visit www.glsen.org
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