It’s moments like this where being an advocate pays off. My school now has a gender neutral bathroom open, and even though I’m a senior and won’t get a lot of use out of it, I know that I’m helping students in the future. Even though it’s a single stall sort of deal, since we didn’t have money to build a whole new bathroom it’s still progress. I hope that more people advocate all over so that future generations don’t have to.

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As the president of my school’s GSA and a senior, I wanted to throw an Anti-Prom for the kids in my group so they can bring whoever they want, wear whatever they want and not be ashamed of who they are. We’re trying to build a fund to have this event so if you guys want to be a super big help to us, please donate to our gofundme or reblog this to spread the word. Thank you 💕

School officials in Rankin County, Mississippi have gone out of their way to create a new policy in an attempt to block a gay-straight alliance from forming.

When officials heard a GSA was in the works, they created a new rule: students must get written consent from a parent in order to join any school club. This is a huge roadblock for kids who aren’t out to their parents or who have unsupportive families and need their school GSA as a safe space.

What’s worse: even if students do get parental approval, the school principal could still decide whether a GSA aligns with “educational standards and principles,” and may still be able to block the club.

Superintendent Lynn Weathersby brought up the issue at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

“There has been a group wanting to form a gay club. I talked to (board attorney) Freddie and several administrators about what we could legally do to limit organizations like that on campus that we don’t want to endorse and don’t want,” Weathersby said. …

“This is not direct to any particular club but to organizations in general,” Weathersby clarified, noting that the beginning of a new semester is a good time to review school policies and make appropriate changes.

Say out loud that you’re trying to keep gay kids from supporting one another on school grounds, and then backpedal and pretend you aren’t deliberately targeting them? You’re a damn coward. 

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We posted a teaser on instagram of our tour around the Glasgow School of Art etching and silkscreen shops last week but now it’s time for a much more satisfying peek into where the magic happens. 

British art schools certainly take silkscreen more seriously then their US counterparts and always have proper vacuum graphics print tables (often British brand, Kippax) in studios. No messing around with hinges on tables here!

Also, love the guillotine in the washroom situation. 

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//thinking of heading to my GSA meeting at my college to see if we can put these up in the bathroom stalls (gender assigned and all gender). Our theme for my GSA club this year is to find and be yourself, and I think this will go very well with it, for now people can understand that some people do not use the pronouns (or names) from the assigned gender given and they prefer others. Thoughts?

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When you think of the federal government and computers, these days, the image that likely comes to mind is the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov website.

But the government is changing the way it develops and designs software systems. There's a new chief technology officer hired from Google, and new initiatives have been launched aimed at bringing a more Silicon Valley-ish approach to government IT.

One of these new offices is 18F. It’s actually part of the General Services Administration and is at GSA headquarters, located at — wait for it — 18th and F streets in Washington, D.C. It’s an open space, with nary a government-issued cubicle in sight.

Remaking The U.S. Government’s Online Image, One Website At A Time

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