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Misinformation about suicide prevention service hurts real efforts to prevent child sex abuse

Yahoo News, May 4, 2022, Caitlin Dickson and Christopher Wilson

Conservatives pushing anti-LGBTQ “grooming” attacks have turned their attention to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs for LGBTQ youth. Child sexual abuse experts argue that their recent “groomer” discourse is not only inaccurate, but it also undermines legitimate efforts to prevent abuse.
Read more: Misinformation about suicide prevention service hurts real efforts to prevent child sex abuse

In CFSD

The Daily Agenda: Same schtick, different day

Tucson Agenda, Jul 31, 2023, Curt Prendergast & Caitlin Schmidt

The candidates who failed to win seats on the Catalina Foothills District’s governing board last year just formed a new PAC this month, intended for the 2024 election cycle. They are trying to find new ways to confuse and trick district residents into mistrusting CFSD by copying / pasting from national political strategists who are working to destroy public schools across the country. The stage is set for another year of nuttiness at the Catalina Foothills School District.
Read more: The Daily Agenda: Same schtick, different day

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Moms for Liberty named ‘extremist’ by civil rights watchdog

NPR, Odette Yousef, June 7, 2023

The Southern Poverty Law Center labelled a dozen so-called “parental rights” groups as anti-government extremist. These include Moms for Liberty and Purple for Parents (Indiana).

The SPLC report compares Moms for Liberty and similar organizations of today to pro-segregationist parent groups that flourished in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

“They really are seeking to undermine public education holistically and to divide communities.” One tactic they use is to show up to school board meetings with far-right groups (such as the Proud Boys) who explicitly advocate for and/or commit intimidation and violence.
Read more: Moms for Liberty named ‘extremist’ by civil rights watchdog

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