UPDATE @ 11:40 AM: Via tweet from Kerry Eleveld, who is at the White House:
Dan Savage finds #whbullyconf “distressing.” Potus mentions LGBTs 2x, but no gay breakout sessions, no talk of antigay relig/parent bullying
Dan Savage never shies from speaking truth to power.
The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention gets underway at 10:30 AM ET with remarks from the President and First Lady. Their remarks are being livestreamed and we’ve got the embed below. The event will run until approximately 2:00 PM with sessions on In-School Policies, In-School Programs, Community-based programs, Campus-based programs and Cyberbullying. According to a White House press statement, “Approximately 150 students, parents, teachers, non-profit leaders, advocates, and policymakers came together to discuss how they can work together to make our schools and communities safe for all students.” Not sure who all 150 participants are, but representatives from It Gets Better and GLSEN are there, according to their tweets. Kerry Eleveld is at the White House. The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson is tweeting from the event, too.
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