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State Senator JD Ford, State Rep. Sue Errington Introduce Bills to Ban “Conversion Therapy” Practices Across Indiana

– Join the Town Hall – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Senate Bill 32/House Bill 1213 would make anti-LGBTQ practices illegal, penalize businesses and Hoosiers who participate in debunked conspiracy theory GLAAD Resource: How to cover anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy” practices in the news More than twenty U.S. states have already banned “conversion therapy”, Illinois being …

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Shelly’s Voice, Demonstrators Rally To Support Transgender Catholic Students

INDIANAPOLIS (WFYI) – Cars circled two full blocks of downtown Indianapolis Saturday as part of protest to support transgender students. The demonstration was in response to the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis’s new policy banning transgender students from their schools. The guidance from the Archdiocese says if a student or parent works to “legally change the students ‘gender’ …

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GLAAD responds to Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ new, extreme, and harmful attempts to target and exclude transgender students

GLAAD denounces the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ new policy which targets transgender young people for rejection and exclusion in all areas of school life. The archdiocese’s “Policy and Complementary Norms on Sexual Identity in School Ministries of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis” is signed by Archbishop Charles C. Thompson and Chancellor Annette “Mickey” Lentz, effective June …

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

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A state lawmaker is again proposing to block taxpayer money from schools that discriminate against LGBTQ+ students or employees. The move comes after several Catholic school employees in Indianapolis lost their jobs over their same-sex marriages. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Republican superintendent of public instruction, joined Democratic State Sen. J.D. Ford at the …

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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 …