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Cultures of Silence, Cultures of Abuse

The supporters and opponents of “Don’t Say Gay” (DSG) bills introduced in almost half of US states can agree on one thing — that the other side’s beliefs amount to state-sanctioned child abuse.

It may be impossible to tell how far the harmful reach of these laws will extend. What is easier to predict is how these laws will stigmatize members of an already at-risk community, by attempting to silence their voices and the voices of people who support them. (Read more)

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