Amnesty International USA is a worldwide voluntary activist movement working towards the observance of all human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.

OUTfront is Amnesty International̀s Program on Human Rights and Sexual Identity. The goals of OUTfront include combating human rights violations against LGBT persons around the world; increasing public awareness of international human rights abuses based on sexual identity; promoting international policies to protect people who face abuses because of their sexual identity; and strengthening links between activists within Amnesty International, other human rights groups, and the LGBT community.

Amnesty International USÀs Human Rights Educators Network is made up of educators and activists from all parts of the country who seek to further learning about human rights in formal and informal education.

For further information about Amnesty International USA, its OUTfront Program or the Human Rights Educators Network contact:

Amnesty International USA 322 8th Avenue New York, NY10001 Tel. (212) 807-8400 Fax (212) 463-9193 E-mail for OUTFront: mheflin@aiusa.org E-mail for the Human Rights Educators Network: krobinso@aiusa.org Website: www.amnesty.org

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) GLSEN is the largest national organization working to end the destructive effects of anti-gay bias in schools. With over 80 chapters nationwide, GLSEN works on both local and national levels to assure that each member of every K-12 school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. GLSEN believes that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, GLSEN educates teachers, students, and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.

For further information about GLSEN contact:

GLSEN National Headquarters 121 W. 27th Street, Suite 804 New York, NY 10001 Tel: 212-727-0135 Fax: 212-727-0254 Email: glsen@glsen.org Website: www.glsen.org

The Human Rights Resource Center at the University of Minnesota facilitates human rights education and effective practices by individuals, organizations, and others working at the grassroots level to advocate for human rights. The Human Rights Resource Center is dedicated to raising awareness of the relevance and meaning of human rights in the United States and fostering citizen action to guarantee human rights for all. It offers human rights trainings, capacity-building services, materials, and fellowships and publishes The Human Rights Education Series.

For further information about the Human Rights Resource Center contact:

Human Rights Resource Center University of Minnesota 229 19th Avenue South, Room 439 Minneapolis, MN 55455 Toll Free Tel: 1-888-HREDUC8 Fax: 612-625-2011 Email: humanrts@tc.umn.edu Website: www.hrusa.org and www.umn.edu/humanrts


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