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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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Shelly’s Voice responds to Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ new sexual identity policy

Indianapolis, IN – Tuesday, June 24, 2020 –  Shelly’s Voice, the nationally-supported advocacy group formed to defend and protect LGBTQ teachers and school staff from discrimination and unjust dismissal, responds today to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ intentions to expel transgender students from their various schools across the city. Shelly’s Voice statement reads: Shelly’s Voice Advocacy …

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Supreme Court rules 1964 law protects LGBTQ+ workers; Shelly Fitzgerald, Shelly’s Voice Advocacy says ‘fight is far from over.’

Indianapolis, IN – June 15th, 2020 – The Supreme Court made a 6-3 decision Monday morning protecting LGBTQ+ workers through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court ruled that the Act’s language (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex) includes sexual orientation and gender identity. This is a historic step for LGBTQ+ Americans, but …

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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 …