By Debra Chasnoff, President/Senior Producer | Latest News
Our op ed got published in the Huffington Post about the Eric Mohat suicide, Matthew Shepard and Straightlaced.
Here’s a link to the page on the Huffington Post, or you can read it below:
On Wednesday, 250 educators and students from Laramie, Wyoming opened the 10th Matthew Shepard Symposium for Social Justice by watching the film Straightlaced? How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up. Before the screening, a reporter asked me how today’s climate has changed since Matthew’s brutal murder in 1998. “It’s deceptive,” I said. “We see gay characters on TV regularly now, but after spending five years interviewing teenagers about their experiences with gender-based stereotypes, I’ve learned that popular culture doesn’t necessarily translate into school climates improving around this issue.”