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Miscellaneous Washington Resources
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All Families Welcome: Rainbow poster with the silhouette of two moms and a child, invites people who know of anti-gay harassment to call the Safe Schools Coalition for help. See this page for ordering information: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/ssc_order.htm; and for quantities of 100 or more, contact Frieda Takamura ... All Grades

“Bash Back Legally: Report Hate Crimes” powerful poster for use with the Hate Crimes wallet card (see below)

Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications of the Northwest and British Columbia: web site maintained regularly, which lists welcoming churches and other spiritual groups, GLBT periodicals, campus groups, and a variety of other GLBT resources in OR, WA, MT, ID and British Columbia. Web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/alvin/nwgorg.htm#CIVILR

"Hate Crimes: What to Do if It Happens to You": A pad of these wallet cards can be attached with velcro to the "Bash Back Legally*" poster or the wallet cards can stand alone. They explain how the Washington State malicious harassment law protects sexual minorities. They explain the difference between legally protected free speech and illegal hate speech and how to report an anti-gay hate crime (including a threat) so it will be properly classified and can be successfully prosecuted. From the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities and Seattle Office for Civil Rights. Email: elliott.bronstein@seattle.gov; Phone: 206-684-4507

“It’s Our School: Some Practical Tools for School Safety”: a series of publications, all available online, from the office of the Washington State Attorney General and the OSPI, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction: http://www.atg.wa.gov/ourschool/home.htm

Love Makes a Family: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families and (new) In Our Family: Portraits of All Kinds of Families. Traveling photo-text exhibits. Available nationally from Family Diversity Projects, Web site: http://www.familydiv.org Also available in the northwest from Love Makes a Family, an unrelated non-profit in Portland; Phone: 503-228-3892; Email: lmfamily@teleport.com; Web site: http://www.teleport.com/~lmfamily

Policy Watch: a weekly bulletin on legislative issues in Olympia produced by Professor Nancy Amidei and the students of the University of Washington School of Social Work. Policy Watch is archived on the web: http://depts.washington.edu/sswweb/policyw/index.html If you need it by email due to poor net access, subscribe at: amidei@u.washington.edu

GLBT icon postcards: A set of six snappy, collectible queer icon postcards for your bulletin board: Sandra Bernhard,  Bi  Comedian; Wilson Cruz,  Gay  Actor; Keith Boykin, Black Gay Activist; Tribe 8,  Hardcore Dyke Rockers; Alan Wiley, On-line D.J.; Corey Johnson, High School Jock. Web sites and Washington State phone numbers on the back. $5 per set of six -- first set is free for Safe Schools Coalition members. Phone: 206-762-5968, ext. 11; Web site: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/ss_order.htm … High School+

The Rights of Public School Students in Washington State: an important page from the ACLU of Washington: http://www.aclu-wa.org/issues/students/Rights.of.Students.9.00.html

Washington State Open and Affirming Congregations: a listing of congregations of various denominations that officially welcome everyone -- including gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, and transgender family members. Web site: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ravenna/draftlist.html

“We’re Here for You: A Supportive Circle of Friends”: a poster, wallet card and sticker. The poster shows photos of a diverse group of youth. All three formats advertise the Washington State GLBTQ Youth Info Line. Order them FREE. Phone: 206-632-0500, ext. 13 or 25.

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