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Wyoming Kids Count on Juvenille System and The GLBT Bullying in The Morning Zone[Audio]

When youths act up, a new report says, incarcerating them up is the wrong thing to do in most cases – and yet Wyoming locks them up at the highest rate in the nation.

The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides evidence – based on decades of research along with new data – that putting youths behind bars doesn’t keep them from committing crimes later.

Our special guest today on Kids At Risk in The Morning Zone at 7:07AM MDT, Marc Homer, director of Wyoming Kids Count,, says Wyoming is far behind.


Then, at 8:07, Marvin Nash from The Nash Foundation and Bullying Hurts joins us. Marvin will reveal the details of the HRC Agenda to hijack the school bullying effort around the country. Marvin will discuss a press release from HRC and makes this very evident.

According to the release, “Assuring civil rights for all residents has been an important issue for R&R Partners since the company as founded in 1974, so of course it remains an agenda item for the R&R Foundation. The fight to establish across the board civil rights protection for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Nevada has been among the work that R&R’s employees are most proud of, which led to a natural partnership with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other key LGBT organizations. The Nevada Chapter of HRC is comprised of volunteers from the LGBT community, and their straight allies, who are actively involved in supporting legislative changes, public education, and awareness training in our public schools – teaching tolerance and supporting equality.

An important part of this is the anti-bullying campaign “Flip the Script,” which sprang from our work with HRC and the alarming rise in bullying of LGBT youth. The Foundation also assists HRC with its marketing needs for the annual Dinner Gala, which raises funds for HRC programs and celebrates the work of the previous year. In 2010, there was much to celebrate with the landmark passage of the Nevada Domestic Partnership Bill, and in 2009, R&R Partners was given the Pioneer honoree.

In 2010, the keynote address was delivered before a crowd of 600 by United States Senator Harry Reid, a strong partner in the fight for equal rights. Celebrity appearances included Holly Madison; Penn & Teller; Alec Mapa, cast member of Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives; Josh Strickland; Anthony Cools; Bobby Slayton; Tim Weaver, celebrity chef; Le Reve cast members; Phantom cast members and Jubilee! showgirls. Honorees included Bob Forbuss, who received  the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Chris Giunchigliani, who was the recipient of HRC’s “Community Ally Award.” Both are longtime activists in the fight for LGBT equality.

The annual event raises more than $175,000, goes toward advancing local, state and federal ordinances/legislation, and funding work with coalition partners on a range of topics including trans-education.”

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