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

Saturday, December 13, 2014
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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College to pay Dustin Lance Black $26,000 for rescinded invite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
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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community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.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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Penn State University joins ‘You Can Play’ to support LGBT athletes

Saturday, October 4, 2014
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The Nittany Lions of Penn State University join You Can Play in working for acceptance of all, including LGBT athletes, coaches and fans, in sports. [...]

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Louisiana State University launches LGBT minor program

Friday, October 3, 2014
Louisiana State University
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana State University has launched a new, 18-credit-hour LGBT minor program. Elaine M. Maccio, an associate professor in the School of Social Work who designed the program, said the courses seek to examine LGBT issues through multiple lenses, including race, religion, class and disability... [...]

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Gay rights group to protest Gordon College ban on ‘homosexual behavior’

Friday, October 3, 2014
Gordon College, Wenham, Mass.
BOSTON -- Gay rights advocates will be rallying during Gordon College's homecoming to call on the college to eliminate its ban against "homosexual behavior." OneGordon, an association of gay alumni, students and staff, will protest on the campus quad Saturday while homecoming events are taking place. [...]

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Catholic university suspends plans for screening of Harvey Milk film

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in a scene from "Milk."
WASHINGTON -- A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month. A chapter of the College Democrats had planned to screen "Milk," starring Sean Penn, on [...]

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