In the spring semester of 2011, Grace University, a Midwest Christian college in Omaha, Nebraska decided to expel Danielle Powell, simply because she is gay. After her expulsion, Powell says she was told that she would have to repay the $6,300 of tuition for the semester she wasn't allowed to finish.
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#SpiritDay Ambassador Jennifer Tyrrell is calling on local students to go purple after superintendent refuses.
This year’s Spirit Day participants will include more Latino celebrities than in previous years, spreading the message of support for LGBT youth and against bullying is spreading beyond the U.S. borders.
Para el Día del Espíritu de este año se contará con la participación de más celebridades latinas que en años anteriores, haciendo llegar a países fuera de Estados Unidos el mensaje de aceptación y respeto para jóvenes LGBT y en contra del acoso y hostigamiento.
Seventeen Magazine is joining Spirit Day Ambassador Brittany McMillan and going purple for #SpiritDay!
This week, The Huffington Post's Gay Voices section will feature Spirit Day Ambassadors! Read today's piece from Janet Mock!
Ally Week starts today! Join GLSEN and students nationwide and become an ally for LGBT youth!
Brittany McMillan reflects on the life of bullied teen Amanda Todd, who died by suicide this week.
Spirit Day Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell have both spoken out in support of Ryan Andreson, whose application for Eagle Scout was rejected by the Boy Scouts of America simply because he’s gay.
I had to speak up. During the lengthy debate in the State Assembly last week about New York’s Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), I hadn’t planned to comment and had hoped for a fast, uneventful end to the repetitive discussion.
An arrest was made Saturday in the murder of a member of the transgender community found dead in an Olmsted Township pond last month. But for people who knew and loved the victim, it is going to take a long time to heal.
Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of former President Fidel Castro, told a Philadelphia gay-rights conference Saturday of her efforts to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Cubans.
The bill to make same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota is getting a last-minute committee hearing in the Minnesota House.
Society is only beginning to understand transgender identity. For a young person who feels at odds with the physical gender that he or she sees in the mirror, there are major obstacles to be faced in the world at large, where acceptance is just about where it was for gay people 30 years ago.
Best-selling transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan and her wife have maintained a loving relationship with their two sons.
Though many Democratic Senators came out for marriage equality during the weeks around the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, many House Democrats remain opposed or have indicated no position.
One of the stories of the day is that gay rights groups are pressing for equal treatment in the immigration reform bill that’s working its way through Congress.