Nebraska group reverses decision to censor LGBT-affirming teen
The Nebraska School Activity Association (NSAA) tried to prevent a student from reading his award-winning speech about acceptance and challenging stereotypes, but grassroots advocacy caused the group to reverse its decision within a matter of hours.
Illinois House Committee approves ban on anti-gay "conversion therapy" on minors
Representative Kelly Cassidy of Illinois is sponsoring a bill that seeks to ban the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" or "ex-gay therapy" on minors. Last week, the bill—titled the Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act--was approved by the state's House Human Services Committee in a 9-6 vote.