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Isaiah Washington
to meet with GLSEN

Isaiah Washington
to meet with GLSEN

Grey's Anatomystar Isaiah Washington is meeting with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network Monday in Los Angeles to discuss how the actor can work with the group to ensure that children realize the impact of antigay slurs like the one Washington used in reference to hisGrey'scostar T.R. Knight.

Monday is the first day of GLSEN's fourth annual nationwide school campaign "No Name-Calling Week."

GLSEN's 2005 National School Climate Survey revealed that 75% of LGBT students reported hearing derogatory remarks like "faggot" or "dyke" frequently or often in school.

In addition, only 41% of middle and junior high school students said they felt very safe at school, and 69% of students reported being harassed or assaulted in the previous year.

"No Name-Calling Week" was created with Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing and is supported by almost 50 national education and youth-oriented service organizations as well as corporations, including Cisco Systems. The program aims to end name-calling by creating a dialogue about the problem with students and schools and by providing the tools to eliminate bullying.

For more information on the GLSEN campaign visit www.nonamecallingweek.org. (The Advocate)

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