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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Groundspark Films Responds to News of Gay Teen Suicides

Since 1978, GroundSpark (formerly Women's Educational Media) has been producing and distributing films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice.

In light of the recent teen suicides of Asher Brown, Raymond Chase, Tyler Clementi, Billy Lucas, and Seth Walsh, who were subjected to harassment and ridicule because they were gay or thought to be gay, Groundspark is offering many of their streaming online films for free, all throughout October & November.

Their hope is to start conversations between kids, parents, and educators, so we can all come together to create safer, more inclusive schools and communities.

The Groundspark online films they are offering include:

Let’s Get Real—about middle school name-calling, bullying, and bias

Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up—how teens are confronting our
culture’s ideas of “male” and “female”

It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School—shows teachers addressing bias in K-8 classrooms

It’s STILL Elementary—a new call to action

To sign up to stream these films for free, please click here. To find more information about Groundspark, please visit their website at

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