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Tell the Nashville Public Schools to Stop Censoring LGBT Information from Students

More than 80 percent of schools in Tennessee, including those in Nashville, prevent students from accessing LGBT-related information on their computers.  Sites like the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation are banned from school computers - despite the fact that both sites have valuable resources on youth activism, coming out, campaigns against LGBT bullying and suicide, and more.  Meanwhile, sites that call for homosexuals to be rehabilitated and cured are completely available to students.

Tell Nashville Public Schools that students deserve accurate information about LGBT issues.  As one student told the ACLU, which is threatening a lawsuit, "Public schools are supposed to be places where students learn from the open exchange of ideas.  How are we supposed to be informed citizens and learn how to have respectful debate when our schools rule out an entire category of information for no good reason."

Email Olivia Brown, Spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and ask her to respond to this LGBT censorship, and explain that for many LGBT students, sites that discuss coming out, LGBT bullying, and more are helpful and potentially life-saving.

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  • Spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
    Olivia Brown


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