Given the current epidemic of anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) bullying and related student suicides across the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calls on the Alabama State Department of Education (the SDE) to revise its Model Anti-Harassment Policy (the Model Policy) so that it protects all students, including LGBT students.

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History premiered in Washington, D.C. at an event that highlighted the destructive power and the tragic consequences of anti-gay bullying.

A lawyer who has worked tirelessly to correct systemic injustice in death penalty litigation in the United States has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Morris Dees Justice Award.

Online ordering is now available for educators interested in obtaining a free copy of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest Teaching Tolerance film – Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History.  

Middle schools across the country are suspending children with alarming frequency, particularly in some large urban school districts, where numerous schools suspend a third or more of their black male students in a given year, according to a new study by education researchers Daniel J. Losen and Russell Skiba, and published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Rural American schools are facing many of the same problems found in urban schools, but often with fewer resources and a public that mistakenly believes poverty, school closings and high dropout rates aren't rural school problems, according to the Fall 2010 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today.

In a lawsuit backed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a federal jury has found that imprisoned neo-Nazi leader Bill White and his now-defunct organization must pay $545,000 for racial slurs and threats directed against five black women.

As we mark the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and remember its victims, the signs of a renewed backlash against the Muslim population are everywhere.

A community in northern Idaho is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Southern Poverty Law Center's courtroom victory over the Aryan Nations, a violent neo-Nazi group whose compound served as an organizing hub for leading white supremacists.

Focus on the Family Goes After LGBT Students

09/03/2010

For the last few days, an “educational analyst” for Focus on the Family has been getting a lot of press. She’s been suggesting that anti-bullying efforts that draw attention to the harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students are part of a “gay agenda” to “sneak homosexuality lessons into classrooms.”