Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.
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With marriage equality now legal in New York and at least six recent polls showing majority support for granting marr
As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”
The United States Commission on Civil Rights has recently delivered a report to Congress and the President titled "Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response," assessing the impact of bullying and violence in schools.
A panel of 5 moms shared their stories of supporting their transgender and intersex children at the 3rd annual TransAction Gender Conference hosted by the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City this Saturday. Their stories were featured in the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Tomorrow night, November 15, the Park 51 Islamic Center and the Center for Inquiry NYC will host A New Way to Be Nonreligious at Harvard and Beyond, and the launch of two new initiatives spearheaded by the Humanist Chaplaincy of Harvard University.
En esta edición de LGBT en Español, abordamos la cobertura en medios en español de jóvenes transgénero, la controversia de Ricky Martin con el gobierno de Honduras, tramas incluyentes en telenovelas, ¡y más!
Non-profit digital media organization (and self-proclaimed ¡Latino instigators!) Cuéntame has announced the launch of a new video campaign called “An Honest Conversation” that focuses exclusively on LGBT issues in the Latino community.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department reversed course Friday night after saying earlier that day that it would consider revising Medicare policy to cover medically necessary gender transition surgeries.
A transgender man whose divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge is expected to comment for the first time Tuesday on the ruling that prevents him from ending his marriage.
As poll after poll shows a growing number of Americans favoring marriage equality, Republican leaders on the national stage have slowly signaled a willingness to moderate their long-held opposition.
The Boy Scouts of America have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization. After spending four months preparing a proposal to adhere to Scouts’ standards, Utah Pride Center officials said a local representative from the Boy Scouts’ Great Salt Lake Council returned the entire application intact four days later— including the business cards they had given him.
Another Senate Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, came out today in support of same-sex marriage.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, whose about-face on same-sex marriage recently detonated a storm of pressure for conservatives to state their positions on the issue, has evidently "evolved" on the issue since learning his son was gay, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., told Phoenix TV station KTVK. "I haven't."
I've known that I was gay since the first grade. But while Latinos are widely known for having close-knit, large extended families, certain issues we just don't talk about. And this was one of them. This week the Supreme Court is hearing two landmark cases on gay rights. It's a perfect time to start the conversation with our families, and I call on all my hermanos y hermanas to lend your voices to a topic that silently resonates with every Latino family in America.
We must admit that our community has traveled a long journey when it comes to accepting gays and lesbians.