The GLAAD Daily: Flour Bluff Independent School District, McDonald's Attacker Pleads Guilty and More

Flour Bluff Independent School District trustees on Thursday voted to allow a gay-straight alliance club to remain at Flour Bluff High School for at least another year. Following the June attack on a gay student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington Pride this week organized a session to educate LGBT people on how to avoid such an attack. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said 19-year-old Teonna Brown pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's restaurant in Baltimore. The attack was caught on videotape. The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday said that managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing sensitivity training because former employee Ashley Yang was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men’s restroom. Yang was removed from her position last year. LGBT advocates in Long Beach on Thursday held a "unity gathering" in response to several recent attacks on gay men. Fairness West Virginia and the ACLU recently launched WV Bull Free, a statewide anti-bullying campaign aiming to improve anti-bullying laws and policies in the state. Fairness West Virginia's Bradley Milam: "Because no current laws expressly protect students on the basis of sexual orientation, we plan to push for comprehensive anti-bullying awareness with a video project that will expose the anti-LGBT bullying epidemic here in West Virginia."