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Conover, Shelly’s Voice Founder Expresses Support for Anti-Discriminatory Voucher Bill in Indiana

Efforts to keep state funding out of schools that discriminate against staff and students are back at the Statehouse. Indiana’s first openly gay state senator, J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis), filed the bill for the second year in a row, this time with support from the state’s schools chief. Ford and a representative in the House filed similar bills …
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Statement: Shelly’s Voice Plans to Fund Legal Fees for Wrongfully Fired LGBTQ+ Teachers

Shelly’s Voice Advocacy Group, an organization committed to creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive Indianapolis community through outreach, action, and education, has recently launched a fund-raising campaign to assist with the legal fees of four local educators who have been fired in the last year for being LGBTQ+ or an ally. Ariadne Getty, heir to the Getty …
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Shelly’s Voice Shows Support for LGBTQ Students in Discriminatory Catholic School

A prominent group advocating for LGBTQ acceptance in the Catholic church held an early morning rally at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis Friday. Cathedral was the second Indianapolis Catholic high school to fire a teacher for marrying someone of the same gender. Cars pulled in for the second day of school. A majority honked or cheered. Shelly’s …
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Shelly’s Voice Receives Expanded Support

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Last August, Roncalli High School was the first school to follow the policy from the Church when it put guidance counselor Shelly Fitzgerald on administrative leave for her same-sex marriage. In March, a second counselor lost her job because she’s married to a woman. On Thursday, students who formed the group, Shelly’s …
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Shelly’s Voice Launches Citywide Gender Sexuality Alliance in Indianapolis

In August of 2018, Roncalli High School counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was suspended from her position after her employers discovered she was involved in a same-sex marriage. Since then, she has inspired students and people across the country as she speaks out about her experience to various news outlets and has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres …
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Shelly’s Voice, Fitzgerald Invited onto The Ellen Show

The bid to save Shelly Fitzgerald‘s job got a boost Monday when The Ellen Show helped arrange a $25,000 donation to [Shelly’s Voice]. The Roncalli High School guidance counselor, put on leave because of her same-sex marriage, appeared on the popular daytime talk show Monday with a group of students leading the effort to keep her at …