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Hillcrest students celebrate National Ally Week

Hillcrest High School English teacher Stephanie Carrero shows her support for school’s Gay-Straight Alliance by wearing her bracelet. | Supplied

Hillcrest High School English teacher Stephanie Carrero shows her support for the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance by wearing her bracelet. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 17, 2013 6:04AM



Students at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills recently celebrated National Ally Week, which asks students to identify, support and celebrate allies against anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender offensive terms, as well as bullying and harassment.

Hillcrest’s Gay-Straight Alliance encouraged students and staff to believe that all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, deserve to feel safe and supported.

Students pledged not to use anti-LGBT language and slurs; intervene, if they safely can, in situations where other students are being harassed; and support efforts to end bullying and harassment.

The Hillcrest GSA promoted the initiative by selling rainbow wristbands and distributing Ally Week participation cards for students to wear.

Information: GSA advisor Mike Cicirale, mcicirale@bhsd228.com.

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