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No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses
by Stephen Lane
University Press of New England, 2018
eISBN: 978-1-5126-0315-6 | Paper: 978-1-5126-0314-9 | Cloth: 978-1-5126-0109-1
Library of Congress Classification LC2575.L36 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.8664

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
School can be a special sort of nightmare for LGBTQ youth, who are sometimes targets of verbal or physical harassment with nowhere to turn for support. No Sanctuary tells the inspiring story of a mostly unseen rescue attempt by a small group of teachers who led the push to make schools safer for these at-risk students. Their efforts became the blueprint for Massachusetts’s education policy and a nationwide movement, resulting in one of the most successful and far-reaching school reform efforts in recent times. Stephen Lane sheds light on this largely overlooked but critical series of reforms, placing the Safe Schools movement within the context of the larger gay rights movement and highlighting its key role in fostering greater acceptance of LGBTQ individuals throughout society.
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