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    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE ... From the GLSEN ( Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) web site: February 26, 2001 Madison School District Hires
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      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
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      From the GLSEN ( Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) web
      site:

      February 26, 2001
      Madison School District Hires Full-Time LGBT Counselor (WI)
      http://www.glsen.org/templates/news/record.html?section=12&record=568

      The School Board voted Monday night to appoint a full-time counselor
      for gay and lesbian students....
      <SNIP Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is quoted after this>
      Plans call for the homosexual advocate to be a teacher or guidance
      counselor who will be expected to "improve the academic achievement,
      emotional security, and personal acceptance," of students, while
      being a source of information about homosexuality for staff as well.
      <BIG SNIP>
      Jim Anderson, the group's communications director, said a recent
      survey of Wisconsin students showed that youths who experienced
      anti-gay harassment were more likely to skip school and attempt
      suicide than those who were not harassed.


      Other stories linked to on this page:

      *GLSEN Wisconsin Praises Madison School District's Decision to
      Allocate Staff to Address LGBT Issues
      *Court upholds school district policy on domestic partners (WI)
      *Madison district panel endorses advocate job for LGBT students (WI)

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      An anti-gay perspective is on the Baptist Press web site (SBC):


      School okays homosexual advocate to promote, facilitate lifestyle
      Feb 27, 2001
      By Joanne M. Haas

      <BIG SNIP>
      CNSNews.com reported opponents of the move called the position a bad
      use of tax dollars and a means of facilitating people to engage in a
      particular lifestyle. "That's not healthy for heterosexual or
      homosexual teens," resident Margie Reffue testified.
      <MORE>




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