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 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.
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.
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.
The Jewish Daily Forward published a piece today describing the difficulties faced by transgender campers, with a focus on those attending Jewish summer camps.