Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools

by Western Justice Center
May 31, 2013

Graduation Time

Pausing for a photo before training
Pausing for a photo before training

It's that time of year!  The teachers we train through the BTSA program are completing the year, graduating from our program and hoping to get their credentials.  Most of the students in our service-learning class are graduating as well.  Just as we are saying goodbye to them we are holding auditions for our next class.

We are so proud of this class and of the incredible work they have done this year to stop homophobic bullying in schools.  It's been an exciting year!  We have added some new elements to our project - a Tumblr blog for the teachers to access 24 hours a day to get resources about making their schools safe and inclusive.  We also have a private Facebook group for our students - we use it to post and discuss issues related to this work and to give reminders about rehearsals and costumes etc.

Wish us luck on pullling together our next class of dedicated young actors - auditions will be done in June and we will be back training teachers in August.  Over the summer, we will be busy planning and writing scripts and preparing for another fantastic year.

Thanks for being a part of it - we couldn't do it without you.

scripted scene of student harassment
scripted scene of student harassment
improvised scene of a teacher confronting student
improvised scene of a teacher confronting student

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Western Justice Center

Location: Pasadena, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lori Nelson
Executive Director
Pasadena, CA United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.