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This list is primarily used for information which will help in ending
homophobia in primary and secondary schools in North America by:

1) Advancing equality for sexual minorities within primary and secondary
schools in North America

2) Bringing groups and individuals together to work on strategies to bring
a halt to homophobia in primary and secondary schools

3) Resisting religious right and far-right political and legislative
initiatives against gay+ youth in primary and secondary schools, and in
colleges and universities.

We hope, through this list, to bring existing groups with useful models
into contact with each other, and to bring individuals into contact with
those groups. A national network of individuals and organizations is the
best chance we have for counteracting the message of the Radical Religious
Right and bringing change within our educational institutions.


Postings We Encourage


1) Introductions from new list members
2) Notices about new informational materials -- pro and con -- that discuss
issues relating to sexual orientation and schools: books, movies, URLs,
newspaper articles, etc.
3) Alerts regarding TV shows, periodicals, or statements by government or
school officials relating to the topic at hand that require an immediate
4) Copies of letters to politicians and the media which you have sent on
related topics.


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4) Terminology debates: radical right vs. reactionary right, etc. queer vs.
gay vs. sexual minority vs. GLBT, etc.
5) Discussion of unrelated topics

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posting messages such as the examples given under the heading "Postings We
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