Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

ACLU Suit For Student Internet Access to LGBT Sites

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 17, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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"Our Safe Schools program resources, coming-out guides and other support and education resources that we have been providing to LGBT young people nationwide for nearly 40 years are all blocked. Many LGBT students either don't have access to the Internet at home or, if they do, they don't feel safe accessing this information on their home computers. In order to ensure the physical and mental well-being of LGBT youth -- especially given the wide access to negative information on LGBT issues -- these resources must be accessible."

--Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National, a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed yesterday by the ACLU against the Missouri Camdenton R-III School District alleging illegal blocking of LGBT web content.

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