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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 have Monica Pompeo's lawsuit...

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College to pay Dustin Lance Black $26,000 for rescinded invite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community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.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
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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 Wednesday evening on the Northeast Washington...

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University of California to add gender neutral restrooms

Monday, September 29, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

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Va. college students school homophobic street preacher with song about love

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- When an anti-gay preacher stood outside of a James Madison University library in Harrisonburg, Va., this week, to preach the sinfulness of homosexuality, he was greeted by students sharing a song about love and tolerance. The unidentified preacher was drowned by a chorus of more than 100 student voices singing the song "How He Loves."

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Gay Wake Forest sports fans question anti-gay radio affiliation

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wake Forest University
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some gay fans of Wake Forest University say they’re disappointed the college’s football and basketball games will be aired on radio stations belonging to an anti-LGBT Christian radio network. That business choice, says one fan, betrays Wake Forest’s history of inclusion and contradicts the college’s LGBT-friendly values.

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More women’s colleges address transgender applicants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
BOSTON — Women’s colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning – single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations – demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms. Mills College in Oakland, California, recently became the first women’s college in the U.S. to declare it would accept ...

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