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University of Missouri adds transgender housing option on campus

Sunday, February 15, 2015
University of Missouri
The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is testing out a new gender-neutral housing option starting this fall. [...]

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Bryn Mawr College to accept transgender, intersex students

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College , a small women's college near Philadelphia says it'll start accepting transgender women and intersex applicants who don't identify as male. [...]

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University of Colorado to cover transition surgeries for transgender employees

Friday, February 6, 2015
The University of Colorado in Boulder.
The University of Colorado expects to soon begin covering the cost of transition surgery for transgender faculty and staff when new insurance plans take effect on July 1. [...]

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Missouri bill would allow Christian college groups to discriminate against gay students

Monday, January 12, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
A Missouri state lawmaker wants to allow Christian groups to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation on college campuses, while still retaining all the privileges of being a school sanctioned student group. [...]

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New York City’s Barnard College may adopt transgender student policy

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Barnard-College
Barnard President Debora Spar says the time has come for the all-female institution to examine how it defines "women." [...]

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Virginia Tech to offer gender-neutral housing

Friday, December 12, 2014
Virginia-Tech
The new program is likely to appeal to transgender or gay and lesbian students who may feel safer choosing a roommate of the opposite sex. [...]

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Religious institutions struggle to find their place amid advances in LGBT rights

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Gordon College
WENHAM, Mass. -- D. Michael Lindsay thought he was on safe political ground when he signed the letter. President Barack Obama was about to expand job protection for gays employed by federal contractors. Under the proposed changes, faith-based charities with federal grants worried they could lose the right to hire [...]

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Creighton University to offer same-sex benefits despite archbishop’s objection

Monday, October 27, 2014
St. John's Church at Creighton University.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University will soon begin offering health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop. Creighton President Rev. Timothy Lannon announced the change Monday. He said 21 of the 28 Jesuit universities already offer similar benefits. [...]

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Lawsuit alleges New Mexico college student was shunned for anti-gay views

Thursday, October 16, 2014
University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A former University of New Mexico student can proceed with a free speech lawsuit against the school alleging she was ostracized by her professors for making anti-gay remarks in paper, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo denied the university's request to [...]

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College to pay Dustin Lance Black $26,000 for rescinded invite

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dustin Lance Black
PASADENA, Calif. -- A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement. [...]

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