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Founded in in Boston, Massachusetts, the organization is now headquartered in New York City and has an office of public policy based in Washington, D. As of , [update] there are 39 GLSEN chapters across 26 states that train 5, students, educators, and school personnel each year. Research shows that in response to bullying and mistreatment, many LGBTQ students avoid school altogether; this can lead to academic failure. GLSEN's Day of Silence is a national day of action that began at the University of Virginia in in which students vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment in schools. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe , and is supported by over 60 national partner organizations. Ally Week is supported by over 20 endorsers.
The Q Christian Fellowship QCF is an ecumenical Christian ministry focused on serving lesbian , bisexual , gay , transgender , queer , and straight ally Christians. It was re-branded in to better reflect the diversity of the ministry and community they serve. GCN was founded in as an online community to provide support to gay Christians. Founder Justin Lee had struggled for years to reconcile his own Christian faith with his sexuality, so he set up GCN as a way to support others in similar situations.
It seems the Catholic hierarchy — as in just about every bishop in the United States — has finally realized some of their dirty secrets are not so secret anymore. With the dismissal of Cdl. Among the more prominent Catholic commentators identifying the problem is Janet Smith, theology professor at Sacred Heart Seminary, whose interview in the National Catholic Register last month is a good starting point for an analysis of the problems in the archdiocese of Detroit AOD. When the Register reporter asked, "How seriously do you take reports of the presence of 'lavender mafias' in the priesthood?