No Name-Calling Week - January 15 - 19 

Established by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network. The week celebrates kindness and safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. It was inspired by James Howe’s novel The Misfits about students who, after experiencing name-calling, run for student council on a No Name-Calling platform. 


Bill Belsey

By: Jesse from Calgary
Bill Belsey teaches his students and others how to stand up to bullying.

Harvey Milk

By: Tammy Chen from San Diego
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.

Joel Burns

By: Wendy Jewell
Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.

Janet Miller

By: David from The MY HERO Project
Janet Miller is a teacher who stepped up to prevent bullying of LGBT students.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres

By: Joseph from Blue Sky
Ellen Degeneres, born January 26, 1958, is an actress, comedian, and a talk show host.

Sir Elton John

By: Rachel from San Diego
Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.

Ian McKellen

By: Christyl Tiffany
Ian McKellen is an accomplished English actor and human rights activist.

Anderson Cooper

By: Chelsea from San Diego
Anderson Cooper is a television reporter and journalist.

Judy Shepard

By: Joy from San Diego
Judy Shepard advocates for LGBT rights after the tragic loss of her son, Matthew Shepard.

Martina Navratilova

By: Madeleine from Mission Viejo
Martina Navratilova is a former tennis player and coach who is an activist for animals, gay rights and underprivileged children.

Helen Zia

By: Hannah from San Diego
Helen Zia is an Asian American journalist, scholar and activist for human rights.

Bayard Rustin

By: Jasmine from Chapel Hill
Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Lady Gaga

By: Ligia from Victoria
Lady Gaga is a multi-talented performer and activist for gay rights.

Freddie Mercury

By: Camellia from San Diego
Freddie Mercury was the memorable lead singer of the band, Queen.

Ian Somerhalder

By: Gabriella De La Cerda from Fresno, CA
Ian Somerhalder works for LGBT rights, animal rights and to improve the environment.

James Baldwin

By: Eric from Elmhurst
James Baldwin was a famed novelist and essayist.

Josephine Baker

By: Amélie from Lyon
Josephine Baker was a popular African American dancer in France, fought for civil rights and freedom against the Nazis.

Valerie Weisler takes on bullying with The Validation Project

By: Taylor Zansberg<br> Talking GOOD<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br>...
Valerie Weisler , founder of The Validation Project, aims to put a worldwide end to bullying.

Diane Luby Lane

By: Daniel B. Wood <br>Staff writer of <br>The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5...
Diane Luby Lane shows teens how performing poetry can ignite their dreams


Lady Gaga

By: Yvonne LaPointe
Lady Gaga is not only a wonderful entertainer but she has started the Born This Way Foundation

Harvey Milk

By: Marilyn Huerta
Marilyn Huerta's portrait of Harvey Milk celebrates his work for gay rights

York Region Anti-Bullying Coalition

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Gay Activists

By: EB

Harry Hay (1912 - 2002)

By: Robert Shetterly

Ellen Degeneres

By: Quinn from Laguna


Laguna Beach Police Anti-Bullying Campaign Featuring Tony Hawk

Produced by:LBPD Social Media Team
Laguna Beach PD's Anti-Bullying Campaign featuring Tony Hawk and Captain Jeff Calvert.

Janet Miller

Producer: The Working Group
Janet Miller leads her students to stand up for their LGBT peers.

Austin Police Department & LGPOA: It Gets Better

Producer: Steven McCormick/Shawn Northcutt
The Lesbian & Gay Peace Officers Association sends a message to LGBTQ youth that it does get better.

Finding Your Voice

Producer: Luz Rioja, Carlean Savea, Gabriela Portillo
A look at queer culture in San Francisco. BAYCAT VIDEO

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