Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:10:51 -0700 (PDT)

Coming out in schools

Irvine -- In the wake of the Orange Unified School District vote allowing a gay support group meet, Subversity this afternoon features an interview with Luis Torres, co-chair of GLSEN in Orange County, the educators' group that is supporting young people coming out in schools.

Torres is a history teacher at a public school, Marco Forster Middle School in San Juan Capistrano, and co-chairs the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Orange County (GLSEN-OC). GLSEN ( is the leading national organization working to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools. Established nationally in 1994, the organization has become one of the nation's premiere voices for equality and safety in America's K-12 schools. Torres is also a UCI alumnus.

The show airs from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif., and is Web-cast at

To chat with Torres during the show, call (949) 824-5824.

For recent articles on the El Modena situation plus gay and lesbian youth struggles around the world, go to:

or a shortcut:

Click on Hot News Archive, then Gay Youth in Schools.

Torres is cited in the recent LA Times piece "Schools Set Up Effort to Protect Gay Students" linked under Los Angeles Times Coverage in that section.


Daniel C. Tsang
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