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LGBTQ Secondary Students Still Face Hostility at School; Improvements Show Progress

GLSEN’s Biennial National School Climate Survey Further Confirms School-based Supports Improve School Climate and Educational Outcomes for Students. U.S. middle and high schools remain hostile environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students, according to GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey. However, the report, which documents school climate, its effects on student outcomes and the […]

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GLSEN Commends the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for Accomplishments During Obama Administration

GLSEN’s Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, thanked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for its leadership and work to protect and ensure the success of all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students (LGBTQ), upon today’s release of OCR’s Fiscal Year 2016 Report to the President and […]

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The Regional Arts Commission Announces 2016 Artist Fellowships

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) has awarded fellowships at $20,000 each to ten local artists totaling $200,000 as part of its annual round of Artist Fellowships. This is the fourth year that RAC has offered the Artist Fellowships. The fellowships will allow for the development of the individual artist’s career, providing the […]

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#GivingTuesday Raises Nearly $57,000 for Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search (OFS) utilized this year’s #GivingTuesday philanthropic event as an opportunity to increase awareness around childhood hunger and boost year-end donations. Operation Food Search, a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, raised $36,965 on #GivingTuesday.  Due to the generosity and support of Jeannie Iannello, donations were matched dollar for […]

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Experience the Magic of the Holidays with the Central West End’s Annual Window Walk

Experience the Central West End at its most beautiful and bustling during the upcoming holiday season. Window Walk Beginning Saturday, Dec. 3, the Central West End will be transformed into a neighborhood-wide winter wonderland. Visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary carriage rides, live seasonal entertainment, street performers, ice carvings, free gift wrapping, kettle corn and […]

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Bank of America and Operation Food Search Partner to Provide Hunger Relief and Eliminate Food Insecurity in St. Louis

Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which empowers high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges   Bank of America has announced Operation Food Search (OFS) as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its work in helping to nourish and educate those suffering from food insecurity in the St. Louis […]

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Pride St. Louis Announces Plans For Community Center

This week, Pride St. Louis announced their plans for the development of a brand-new community center. The announcement follows Pride St. Louis’ commitment to make the organization more community-focused, returning to the “roots” that inspired it almost forty (40) years ago, a mere decade after the Stonewall Riots. Landon Brownfield, Secretary of the Board, said […]

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Newly Elected LGBT Officials Critically Moving Forward

86 LGBT Victory Fund endorsed candidates won their races As our movement prepares for a presidential administration opposed to LGBT equality, LGBT elected officials will play an essential role in preventing anti-LGBT legislation and demanding equality. Last night several LGBT candidates achieved historic wins, and 86 of 135 Victory Fund endorsed LGBT candidates won their […]

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