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North Carolina school suspends all clubs after parents complain about LGBT club

Saturday, November 21, 2015
One grandmother complained that show would have to explain the meaning of "gay" and "lesbian" to her elementary school grandchild. ...

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Puerto Rico relaxes school uniform rules for gay students

Monday, October 12, 2015
New regulations in Puerto Rico are meant to be inclusive of gay, lesbian and transgender students.
Teachers will no longer be allowed to discipline students who prefer to wear pants instead of skirts or vice versa. ...

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University of Alabama trains staff on transgender students’ needs

Sunday, October 4, 2015
University of Alabama
Advocates say similar programs are becoming common on campuses nationwide as issues facing the transgender community gain broader attention. ...

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Virginia Beach School Board passes LGBTQ inclusive policies for students and employees

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Ken Cuccinelli is making sure that LGBTQ issues are at the front of the VA Beach School Board's legislative agenda.
Local school board members are making sure discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender doesn't happen in the city's public schools. ...

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Wisconsin school will not ban children’s book about girl with two moms

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The book, "Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story," tells the story of a little girl who learns how to be nice to her cat with the help of her two mothers. ...

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D.C. high school principal who came out as gay is losing his job

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Peter Cahall (right) came out as gay at a Pride Day school assembly on June 4, 2014, attended by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left).
Peter Cahall was notified his contract will not be renewed after six years at the school because of test scores. ...

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Louisville, Ky., public schools working to improve support for LGBT students

Monday, November 24, 2014
A North Carolina school  has suspended all clubs after parents express concerns over a new club for LGBT students and allies.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky., has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. ...

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W.Va. high school reverses course, allows gay-straight alliance to form

Monday, November 17, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school has abruptly reversed course, and now has a Gay-Straight Alliance. The Charleston Gazette reports that Putnam County Schools spokeswoman Rudi Raynes said the club was created Monday, despite Principal Bruce McGrew’s assertion ...

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High school principal says gay-straight alliance would perpetuate bullying

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Principal Bruce McGrew
WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A West Virginia high school will not allow the formation of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on campus because no teachers are interested in sponsoring it, and because the principal said it would create opportunities for bullying. ...

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A letter to the ‘Christian’ grandmother advocating homophobic books for teens

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a ...

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