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