American schools have been warned to stop censoring educational queer websites.
If you’ve got a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) club at your high school, can you access the sites of major LGBT civil rights and advocacy groups? If not, the American Civil Liberties Union wants you to report the blocking to its Don’t Filter Me campaign.
"Gay-straight alliances and LGBT support groups must have the same access to national organizational websites as other groups such as the Key Club and the chess club," the ACLU’s advisory page on the problem explains. The civil liberties outfit says it was alerted to the blocking problem when a student sent the group a screenshot of his attempt to access the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network site. "You have been denied access as it is characterized as LBGT," the page warned. "Your Internet usage is monitored and logged." More at Ars Technica & Pink News