On the heels of the ground-breaking Anoka-Hennepin settlement with six bullied students, a parent is complaining of a new harassment issue in the district.
Melissa Thompson, the mother of a Blaine High School student, says she's been complaining that members of an after-school Christian group calle ... More >>
Last night, the Anoka-Hennepin school district settled the lawsuit brought against it by six students who say they were bullied for being gay. The settlement requires that the district implement a raft of anti-harassment policies, which will stay in place for five years.
"Nothing like this has b ... More >>
After reading a Rolling Stone article about the gay-bullying problem and suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, comedian Aziz Ansari was inspired to action. He contacted the reporter, Philadelphia-based Sabrina Rubin Erdely, to find out if there is an LGBT charity that would directly ben ... More >>
Dennis Carlson, the superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin school district, has just released a statement about the rash of student suicides that occurred from 2009 until 2011.
In it, Carlson acknowledges that bullying could have played a part in the deaths and that gay students are particularly v ... More >>
In response to an article in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, officials in the Anoka-Hennepin school district issued a lengthy statement lambasting reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely."The article in Rolling Stone presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its ... More >>
Justin Aaberg committed suicide after years of bullying.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are suing the Anoka-Hennepin County School District on behalf of five current and former students, claiming that the district's hands-off policy on sexual orientation ... More >>
Justin Aaberg is one of four gay teen suicides in two years.The Department of Justice is investigating allegations of a hostile environment toward gay and lesbian students against the Anoka-Hennepin County school district.The DOJ, along with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, a ... More >>
The lawsuit is off and the kids are alright.
Openly lesbian Champlin Park High School students Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton have won the right to walk together in the processional for the school's annual Snow Days Pep Fest.