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Gay bullying reduced in Anoka-Hennepin after lawsuit

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Anti-bullying measures are taking hold in the Anoka-Hennepin School District after last year's lawsuit settlement for its failure to protect gay and lesbian students, news sources reported.

The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the district after receiving a call from Ann Lindsey, a Jackson Middle School teacher, saying the environment for the LGBT students in the district was "toxic", according to Kare 11.

In the year prior to Lindsey's call, seven students affiliated with the district committed suicide, four of whom Lindsey said identified themselves as gay, which is one reason Lindsey said she felt something had to be done, the Pioneer Press said.

The district was required to impliment several measures to protect their LGBT students, and students said the atmosphere has improved in the year since the lawsuit was settled, but that the district still has a ways to go, news sources said.

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