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.
Robert Oscar Lopez is appearing at Stanford University this weekend, and he's bringing his persecution complex with him
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.
Legislation that would ban so-called "ex-gay" therapy failed to pass in the Minnesota Legislature.