Gay/Straight Student Alliances report released

The Safe Schools Coalition of Washington State has documented the difference made by gay/straight alliances and other gay-related student groups. In its 1996 Annual Report entitled "Safe Schools Anti-Violence Documentation Project," the Coalition released the findings of a statewide student survey.

In response to questions about the effect of gay/straight alliances and other gay-related groups, students overwhelmingly responded in the affirmative that:

If any students are in trouble with their club, please call the Lamda Legal Defense Fund at (212) 809-8585 (or e-mail at lldef@aol.com) for information on obtaining our legal guide entitled "RESOURCES FOR DEFENDING GAY/STRAIGHT STUDENT ALLIANCES AND OTHER GAY-RELATED GROUPS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS."

"In our advocacy for gay/straight student alliances around the country, we have found that the single most important thing we can do to protect the club is to get the legal guide into the hands of the school's attorney as soon as possible," said David Buckel, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

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