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Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends: 
1.) GLBTIQ History: Lesson Plans for September
2.) Register for "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" today!
3.) How to Start a Gay Straight Alliance
4.) GLSEN's Spot the Sticker Campaign
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1.) GLBTIQ History: Lesson Plans for September

Welcome back to school! A few of years ago, we began offering teachers historical events of note month-by-month along with hero and role model suggestions to enrich your curriculum. The objective is to help you include a little LGBTIQ2 studies in your work EVERY month rather than isolating it in Gay Pride Month (June) or GLBT History Month (October). Here are some ideas for September, as you plan this month's lessons. Please click on the link below to view these lessons.


GLBTIQ HIstory: September 


2.) Register for "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" today! 
On October 29, 2013, thousands of schools will participate in the campaign, Mix It Up at Lunch Day, launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago. Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.  If you would like to find out more about this event, or if your school is interested in participating, click on the link below.

3.) How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance

Want to start a Gay Straight Alliance at your public school? ACLU staff explain the steps you need to take to make sure that your efforts are successful and what you can do if you run into problems.


ACLU: How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance 

4.) Spot the Sicker!
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) invites schools to participate in the national "Spot the Sticker" campaign.  To learn more click on the link below.


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