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2013-09-27 12:26:07

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH LOS ANGELES and CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With apologies to the Proclaimers, who sang "I would walk 500 miles" in their hit song "I'm Gonna Be," Elliot London and Ronnie Kroell are doubling down for an essential cause. They will be walking nearly 1,000 miles - 921 miles to be exact - from Chicago to New York over 37 days to raise awareness for increased bullying prevention efforts across the country. The walk, to coincide...

2013-02-01 16:25:02

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, USA Network, along with a diverse coalition of partners, kicks off the third Characters Unite Month with a range of multiplatform initiatives that aim to shine a light on the intolerance and discrimination that exist today; encourage candor and dialogue around tough issues like racism, gender inequality, homophobia and bullying; and inspire people to say "I won't stand for ..." it anymore. "Characters Unite Month is growing exponentially this...

2012-12-21 12:21:37

The Born This Way Foundation's interactive tailgate experience to follow Lady Gaga's U.S. tour mid-January through March 2013 WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) announced yesterday that it will launch the Born Brave Bus Tour, which will join Lady Gaga on the road for the U.S. leg of her Born This Way Ball tour. The pre-concert "tailgate" will provide a space for young people, ages 13-25, to gather and celebrate their individuality in...

2012-06-22 06:22:04

In its thirteenth year, the Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Awards champions the bravery and resilience of LGBTQ youth NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colin Higgins Foundation is proud to announce the 2012 Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award winners, a group of LGBTQ youth activists who have created safe places and support systems for their peers where none otherwise exist. From rural Oklahoma to the streets of New York City, Tempest Cartwright, Jeremiah...

2012-04-20 14:20:49

NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moments before The Weinstein Company screened BULLY at The White House today, President Barack Obama announced his support for two crucial bills that will protect students from bullying. Both bills tackle bullying in different ways. SNDA would ban harassment in public elementary and secondary schools based on a student's actual or perceived LGBT status. SSIA would require schools to adopt anti-bullying codes of conduct and submit...

2011-10-25 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing with its successful male designer trend, ShoeDazzle has inducted celebrity media mogul and author Perez Hilton into its popular "Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity." Hilton has designed not one but two shoes for ShoeDazzle, displaying his ambitious nature. The charity Hilton has chosen to benefit from the sales of his shoes is GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. 100% of the profits from both shoes will be...

2011-09-30 14:35:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savage, one of Houston's leading branding and design firms, has been awarded one of only 22 Sappi Ideas that Matter grants for a project associated with Savage Good, an initiative launched in 2010 that provides strategic creative services to non-profit organizations (NPOs) on a pro bono basis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110930/DA78450LOGO) This grant will enable Savage to secure printing of two impactful brochures - one targeted...

2011-09-02 10:12:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediaplanet Publishing today releases the special report entitled, 'Speak Out,' which is distributed as a special broadsheet section within select markets of USA TODAY and will also be available at numerous industry events and through various online and social media channels. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) 'Speak Out' will reach over 3 million readers, and contains contributions from organizations such as GLSEN,...

2011-05-13 13:32:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) to debut a series of public service advertisements (PSA) featuring Phoenix Suns stars Grant Hill and Jared Dudley designed to address the use of anti-gay language among teens. The campaign includes new television, radio, print and Web ads and the TV spot will launch this Sunday during the NBA Conference Finals on ABC, TNT, and...

2011-04-15 14:33:00

NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council are working with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to unveil a new public service advertisement (PSA) in May in an effort to address the use of anti-gay language among teens. The PSA features Phoenix Suns players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley and is an extension of the award-winning Think Before You Speak campaign and GLSEN's "Changing the Game" initiative. Grant and...