Category Archives: Advocacy and Action

Mr. Rothman Goes to Washington

Greetings, A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to participate in GLSEN‘s Safe Schools Advocacy Summit (SSAS). I’ve emerged from it feeling inspired and empowered, which may sound clichè, but it’s how I feel, dang-it. Now, … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good. Great news coming out of Maryland! From Fox 5’s report: ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 7-4 Thursday, in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland, and added a clause designed to protect religious groups … Continue reading

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The Genderqueer Conundrum

Hello! My name is Andrea Albamonte and I am PFLAG’s newest volunteer. If you care about identities, I usually identify myself as a pansexual genderqueer. I’m halfway through college and have recently abandoned the idea of being a chemistry major. … Continue reading

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DADT, “Military Readiness”, and Other Absurdities

Greetings. I’m sure most of you have heard that the Supreme Court decided to NOT lift the ban on DADT on Friday…shoot. The attention now turns back to Congress to repeal DADT as it looks like it’s going to take a … Continue reading

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Friends in Federal Places

Greetings, I’m happy to write about some great news from the federal level! The Department of Education is issuing the following warning to schools: tolerating or failing to adequately address ethnic, sexual, or gender-based harassment is a potential violation of … Continue reading

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Framing the Argument: “Catching Gay” and the Gay Agenda in Schools

“Where ignorance reigns, life is lost” –Zack de la Rocha, from the song “Township Rebellion” by Rage Against the Machine There are plenty of people and groups opposed to policies that protect GLBT students, these groups say we’re “pushing a … Continue reading

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Introduction and a Call to Arms

Greetings. Allow myself to introduce…myself, my name is David Rothman,  I’m a straight ally, and I’m an intern here at DC Metro PFLAG. I was placed here by the Master of Social Work program at George Mason University for my … Continue reading

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