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No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses

By Stephen Lane ’93. ForeEdge, September 2018. Available on Amazon. School can be a special sort of nightmare for LGBTQ youth, who are sometimes targets of verbal or physical harassment with nowhere to turn for support. This book tells the story of a mostly unseen rescue attempt by a small group of teachers who led the push to make schools safer for these at-risk students. Their efforts became the blueprint for Massachusetts’s education policy and a nationwide movement, resulting in one of the most successful and far-reaching school reform efforts in recent times