Madison School District Hires Full-Time LGBT Counselor
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From the GLSEN ( Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) web
February 26, 2001
Madison School District Hires Full-Time LGBT Counselor (WI)
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.
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)
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
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.
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