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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out
Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.
The same myths about ENDA are appearing in San Antonio's non-discrimination ordinance
San Antonio city council is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination ordinance. However, the lies and misinformation that are being spread by anti-LGBT activists in Texas mirror those that are being made about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
California school district makes positive changes for transgender students
The Arcadia Unified School District in California and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to end the case concerning discrimination against a transgender student. The outcome is a victory for transgender students, and the district will immediately take steps to treat the transgender male student named in the case with the same respect as his peers.
Tell the whole story: churches ready to support abandoned Boy Scout Troops
When a church kicks out a Boy Scout troop because the organization will allow gay boys to join, there are many lining up to welcome the troop. That's the trend, but it's rarely the whole story.