Click below to read GET’s Aug. 4 press release and Supt. Carlson’s actual voicemail to staff on Sept. 24.
Click here to read GET’s response to recent events affecting our work.
After CNN reported that Anoka-Hennepin was being investigated by The Department of Justice and The Department Education, The Southern Poverty Law Center and The National Center for Lesbian Rights called a press conference where they revealed that they are filing a Federal lawsuit on behalf of several students and families. This piece from The Minnesota Independent reveals the sequence of events leading up to the lawsuit.
Read the complaint here.
The Anoka-Hennepin Gay Equity team is proud to co-sponsor the first annual Anoka LGBTQ Youth Pride. The free event will involve outdoor games, face painting, crafts, food, and a raffle. The event’s sponsors include the United Church of Christ Anoka, the Anoka-Hennepin Gay Equity Team, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Anoka/North Metro (PFLAG), and Justin’s Gift. The event is geared toward LGBTQ students in the the Anoka-Hennepin school district and their allies and families.
Festivities will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Mississippi River Community Park in Anoka. Visit Anoka Youth Pride for more information and volunteer opportunities. Follow Anoka LGBTQ Pride on Twitter @AnokaYouthPride.
The Gay Equity Team would like to thank all of our supporters who stopped by our fabulous Pride Booth last weekend. We were thrilled to talk to so many who gave us support for our continued work on behalf of ALL student in Anoka-Hennepin. Stay tuned to our website, Twitter Account, and our Facebook Page for news, updates on our work, and upcoming community meeting. You may email us here.
Join us for our regular Community Meeting on Thurs., June 16. The meeting will start at 6:30 at the Champlin Community Center.
12450 Gettysburg Ave. North. Click below for a map.
MinnPost writer Beth Hawkins thoughtfully explains and contextualizes why it might take a court order to give LGBT kids the support they need in Anoka-Hennepin.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) have demanded that Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District take immediate action to stop the bullying of LGBT students by dropping its so-called “neutrality” policy.
Tell the District to do the right thing today: drop the “gag” policy and protect the rights of all LGBT students!
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GET - Gay Equity Team
The Anoka-Hennepin Gay Equity Team (GET) is a grassroots organization of families, students, staff, alumni, community members, organizations, and faith communities committed to collaboratively creating a safe, affirming, welcoming, and empowering climate in the Anoka-Hennepin School District for all people regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.