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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PROMO, a Missouri LGBT advocacy group, has made great strides in the past few years getting local jurisdictions to amend their anti-discrimination ordinances to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The most recent success was Tuesday, when the St. Louis County Council agreed to expand its protected classes.
Since 2008, a growing number of transgender Latinas have gathered in Queens every Friday night, discussing challenges unfamiliar to many New Yorkers...Conducted in Spanish, the sessions are aimed at those who have emigrated from Latin American countries where violence toward gay and transgender people is common.
Maine schools must provide a safe environment for all students, including transgender students. Those who have a gender identity different from the sex they were assigned at birth are not being given enough protection, let alone the type of welcoming atmosphere that encourages learning.
The Minneapolis city council on Friday confirmed 25-year veteran officer Janee Harteau as the city's new Chief of Police, and in doing so Harteau becomes the first woman and first openly gay officer to serve as police chief.
Singer Macklemore has responded to the suspension of a Michigan teacher who played his song about marriage equality in her class, saying, "This incident is just one of tens of thousands that have happened across the country where schools have exposed a latent homophobia, preventing safe space for all young people to feel confident in being themselves."
Rep. Mike Fleck, 39, of Huntingdon, disclosed that he is gay in an interview with the Huntingdon Daily News that was published Saturday.
A federal court challenge to Nevada's anti-gay ban on marriage equality has been turned back in U.S. District Court, but advocates vowed Friday to fight on with an argument that a pair of state laws regarding marriage for lesbian and gay couples unconstitutionally make those couples "second-class citizens."
A Cook County judge says two suburban Chicago churches and the anti-gay Illinois Family Institute cannot intervene in a lawsuit over the state's ban on marriage equality.