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Equality Forum announced it's 31 Icons for LGBT History Month 2013, which include Vito Russo, Anderson Cooper, and George Takei, bringing their total archived icons to 248.
Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that ensures the state's public schools will take responsibility for the well-being of all students, including the transgender student population.
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.
Both the Texas State Senate and the student government of Texas A&M University are considering bills which would be detrimental to LGBT centers within the state and the school.
Asher Doyle, a 14-year-old who is transgender, has launched a viral campaign to raise tuition money in order to attend a Quaker boarding school with an inclusive environment. His story was recently covered by The Advocate.