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Austin Carter appreciates the police who offered protection when he was harassed. Since he was small, he has wanted to be a police officer himself.

A week ago, a friend of ours took part in Albany’s Pride parade. She spoke of how happy and together people felt that day. Gay men and lesbian women who had struggled so long and hard for acceptance could march in a parade, waving a flag of many colors, a symbol of their pride. And people cheered.

Bullying is always wrong but it is particularly damaging for those with autism. The victim needs protection that may be best achieved by disciplining and teaching the bully.

There is an important difference between being a pedophile — something one is born as — and being a child molester — something one chooses to do.

Brave transgender students at Guilderland High School have shared their stories; now the school board must act.