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Name: GRIN
Location: Global
Loves: Equality
Hates: Bullying
Founder: C White
Model: Patrick Lindsay
HQ: England  
Manifesto: Striving for equality for all in education.

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GRIN Campaign was founded by a British teenage student in response to the large number of LGBTQ+ teen suicides both in the US and the UK. 

Our mission is to unite globally and stand up to bullying.  Especially bullying of those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community, and those who are “just different”.  We want to empower everybody to demand equality and respect and hold accountable those who stand in the way.

We envisage a world in which all people, especially LGBTQ+ people experience equal rights in education and are free from homophobic and transphobic bullying.  We at GRIN will inspire and equip everybody to stand up against discrimination and bullying in a way that builds power and personal agency, encourage victims and allies to take a place to push forward progressive change as equals, and help those who struggle for justice, acceptance and dignity in their lives.  

GRIN will work towards achieving this mission and vision by:
    Creating a critical mass of people demanding equality and respect for all in education, both online and offline.  Authentically engineering and building a movement of people poised to take action and stand up for what is right.
    Creating a photographic protest, known as “RESPECT”, in direct response to the lack of respect in education.  A protest in which people are encouraged to get involved and are motivated to promote change.
    Organise direct actions that lead to more power for victims and allies, through the process of writing letters, amending legislation and polite protest, that will hopefully result in elected officials resolving conflict and restoring equality and respect.
    Creating meaningful avenues for allies and victims in all our campaigns, protests and work.
    Refusing to count as friend those who stand in the way of equality, respect and justice - regardless of party.
    Challenging false frameworks that claim that equality and respect already exist for all within education, and challenging those who deny allegations of evident bullying.
    Provide clear ways for supporters to take action with meaningful results. 

This work will involve many different avenues for supporters to take action individually, including online and offline mechanisms within the context of sustained campaigns.  Some of the mechanisms we intend to make use of in this work are:
    Online calls to action via email and social networks.
    Actions that strategically target those with decision making power.
    Photographic protests.
    Using social networking as a spring board to raise awareness. 
    Coordinate, distributed actions.

    Since the Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ lives have changed tremendously.  There are even characters in film and television dedicated to the community, however, in the twenty-first century the community is still unequal as military members, working people, immigrants, taxpayers and  students. 
    LGBTQ people across the globe are regularly the victims of hate crimes and discrimination, especially in education.  In the US more than thirty states have banned same sex marriage, many have banned same sex couples from adopting children, and in a majority of states it is legal to fire someone due to their gender identity or sexual orientation.  One of the most disheartening things is that legislatively the LGBTQ community is expected to wait patiently for equality.  The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is constantly being delayed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is only just being reviewed and the Defence Of Marriage Act (DOMA) reaffirms inequality in the law in the land.
    As allegedly progressive leaders are openly refusing to prioritise LGBTQ civil rights hundreds of thousands of people, regardless of orientation, are demanding a better direction for the movement.  Activists have been inspired to march to demand full federal equality, however many people are still trapped and pushing for change, going unacknowledged. 
    The LGBTQ movement and its allies have the power to fundamentally change the political dynamic, reducing support for those who stand in the way of full equality, and  inspiring those who want to accomplish a just and fair society.  It is no longer acceptable to settle for empty promises, LGBTQ youth are committing suicide, equality is being taken away at the ballot boxes and education is still lacking in respect.  It is beyond time to unite and say, that this is more than politics, it is civil rights.
    GRIN Campaign exists to promote the rights of all, LGBTQ and allies, who are ready to demand full social equality in education.  We are committed to working with everyone no matter what, to build a society of equality in education in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight people are all respected.