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The ACLU, PFLAG National, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Campus Pride and DignityUSA have filed a lawsuit against Camdenton R-III School District after the district ignored warnings that its Internet filtering software had been improperly configured to block access to web content geared toward the LGBT communities. “We have made every effort to inform the school district that its filtering software illegally denies students access to important educational information and resources on discriminatory grounds,” said Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri.
Lightspeed Systems is believed to be the first major web filter provider to allow access to educational websites about GLBT issues. Change arose after the ACLU sent letters this spring to about 15 districts as part of a campaign aimed at stopping the filtering of LGBT content.
The ACLU's federal lawsuit against Tennessee school districts that prohibited students from visiting gay-themed websites from school computers has been dismissed by a judge, but the decision comes after the districts agreed to remove the filtering software.
A new study from Nielsen Online found that nearly 16 million U.S. children ages 2 to 11 were online in May. They made up about 9.5 percent of Internet users.
BurlingtonPost.com says Yo Mustafa and Paul Groulx "went from zero to three children in a matter of six months". The couple, which has been together since 1989, now cares for three boys including a 13-year old and 11-year-old twins.
Mustafa and Grouix started their adoption journey in July 2003 by attending an Adoption Council of Ontario information evening.
DoorQ.com, the only online portal for gay fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment, celebrates one year of providing news, community and original video content.
The company reflects on it's start and looks forward to a limitless future, "With its first year behind it, DoorQ.Com looks ahead to enhancing and expanding the best in genre entertainment to its growing gay audience."
The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, and USA Today all agree that Wry Baby is one of the most entertaining companies - offering gifts and baby clothing for dads and moms who want to pass along their sense of humor.