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On GLSEN Day of Silence, Students Stand Up Against Bullying

On GLSEN Day of Silence, Students Stand Up Against Bullying

Apr 21
Friday, April 21, is GLSEN's Day of Silence, a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

Ala. Bill Protects Adoption Agencies That Turn Away Gay Couples

Ala. Bill Protects Adoption Agencies That Turn Away Gay Couples

By Kim Chandler | Apr 19
Alabama might protect faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or in other households, because of their religious beliefs.

 ACRIA Receives Major 5-Year Grant to Support Sexual Health Education for NYC Youth

ACRIA Receives Major 5-Year Grant to Support Sexual Health Education for NYC Youth

Apr 18
New York City-based national HIV organization ACRIA is the recipient of a five-year grant, totaling $500,000, from the Keith Haring Foundation to support sexual health education for youth.

Boston Marathon Runner Partners with DKMS in Honor of Late Father Who Battled Leukemia

Boston Marathon Runner Partners with DKMS in Honor of Late Father Who Battled Leukemia

Apr 17
Shelby Sims is running the Boston Marathon April 17 as her father did in 1994, and will raise awareness for DKMS to fight blood cancer, which took his life.

Getting Smashed This Easter With Cascarones

Getting Smashed This Easter With Cascarones

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
While the rest of the country is coloring Easter eggs to hide, Texas tradition calls for emptying out an egg, stuffing it with confetti and glitter and smashing the finished product over each other's heads. It's cascarones!

Merck More Than a Mother Teams Up with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

Merck More Than a Mother Teams Up with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

Apr 14
After the success of the collaboration between 'Merck More than a Mother' and Indian and Indonesian fertility experts to provide practical embryology training, Merck will connect Africa with Asia to empower infertile women.

Diverse Collective of Health Equity Experts Mark National Minority Health Month

Diverse Collective of Health Equity Experts Mark National Minority Health Month

Apr 13
April is National Minority Health Month and an opportune time to raise awareness about health disparities, their causes, and solutions to improve the health of all Americans.

Advocates to Visit Boston to Encourage Their Legislative Leaders to Invest in Suicide Prevention

Advocates to Visit Boston to Encourage Their Legislative Leaders to Invest in Suicide Prevention

Apr 13
Volunteer advocates from the Massachusetts chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are visiting the state capitol on Thursday, April 13th to ask their state legislative leaders to support funding for prevention.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt Nixed Because of Unruly Parents

Children's Easter Egg Hunt Nixed Because of Unruly Parents

Apr 11
A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years.

AIDS Alliance Observes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS Alliance Observes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Apr 10
April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and groups like AIDS Alliance joins Advocates for Youth in highlighting both the impact of the epidemic on young people and the contributions they have made.

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