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bullies

School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." [ Read more → ]
school

Ohio school board debates policy to ban discrimination against gay teachers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board. [ Read more → ]
University-of-Kentucky

Univ. of Kentucky says survey was intended to improve health services

Thursday, April 10, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky says a campus-wide student survey that asked students whether homosexuality was a sin was intended to improve the school’s health services. [ Read more → ]
Laura-Jane-Klug

Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
LUMBERTON, Texas -- A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her. [ Read more → ]
Univ-of-Kentucky

Univ. of Kentucky survey asks students if homosexuality is a mental illness

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky has issued a campus-wide student survey that asks students if they’d rather be gay or straight, whether homosexuality was a sin, and if they believed homosexuality was a mental illness. [ Read more → ]
Kansas

Kan. gay rights group says tenure proposal could lead to discrimination

Monday, April 7, 2014
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The leading gay-rights group in Kansas also is lobbying against a proposal in a school funding bill to end tenure for teachers. [ Read more → ]
Archdiocese-of-Cincinnati

Cincinnati Catholic teacher contract gets specific on behavior, ‘lifestyles’

Thursday, April 3, 2014
CINCINNATI -- The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church is so complex the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is giving teachers a cheat sheet on some of the things that can get them fired -- such as having an abortion, artificial insemination or engaging in a "homosexual lifestyle." [ Read more → ]
Garry Smith

S.C. lawmakers’ protection of students is just another anti-LGBT attack in disguise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By now, you likely have already heard about the controversy regarding the South Carolina lawmakers punishing colleges for assigning two gay-themed books to students. The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the two books. Rep. Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, “Fun Home” and “Out Loud: Rainbow Radio,” do not represent South Carolina community values... [ Read more → ]
school-kids

Calif. schools prepare for transgender students rights law to take effect

Thursday, December 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes. [ Read more → ]
Trinity Western University

Canadian law school approved despite plan enforce ban on ‘gay intimacy’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The B.C. government has approved the creation of a new law school at Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., despite concerns from gay rights advocates over its plans to enforce a policy prohibiting “gay intimacy” among staff and students. [ Read more → ]
purdue

Purdue University Senate votes to oppose gay marriage ban

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Senate has approved a resolution opposing Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
A.L. "Buddy" Collins

N.C. gay rights group questions safe school task force appointment

Thursday, November 14, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT advocates in North Carolina on Thursday questioned the appointment of a Winston-Salem, N.C. school board member they say is anti-gay to the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools. [ Read more → ]
Ball-State-University

Ball State Senate urged to oppose state constitutional ban on gay marriage

Monday, November 11, 2013
MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University faculty members are urging the school's Senate to recommend that the university join a bipartisan coalition fighting to prevent Indiana's gay marriage ban from being amended into the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Colo. man says college’s use of the word ‘queer’ is offensive, should be illegal

Sunday, November 10, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gay man says Colorado College's listing of "queer" as an option for the gender of job applicants is insulting and should be illegal. [ Read more → ]
higher-education

Same-sex marriage debate draws in higher education leaders

Sunday, November 3, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- In the Indiana higher education community, a world meant to promote free thinking and debate, a seemingly lower-level question of how university officials weigh in on hot-button issues is being pondered. Indiana University President Michael McRobbie took the unusual step last week of... [ Read more → ]
Source

Colo. campaign targets athletes, student leaders to promote inclusive culture

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Michelle Murphy likes to imagine a world in which Colorado’s high school cheerleaders and quarterbacks are the cure to bullying and hazing — not the cause... [ Read more → ]
John Corvino

R.I. Catholic college cancels philosophy professor’s talk on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College, a Roman Catholic school, canceled a talk on gay marriage by a philosophy professor who has spoken and written extensively in favor of it, prompting concerns about academic freedom from some students and faculty members. [ Read more → ]
LGBT students rights

NOM, Prop. 8 players join bid to repeal Calif. transgender student rights law

Friday, September 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- An effort to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys or girls sports got a boost Friday when a major player in the passage of California's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban threw its support behind the campaign. [ Read more → ]
Indiana-University

Indiana University GLBT alumni group launches scholarship campaign

Saturday, September 14, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana University alumni group has launched what it's calling the nation's first scholarship campaign intended to assist gay and lesbian students. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: LGBT-inclusive education ‘pure evil, should be declared child abuse’

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is deeply troubled that Dr. Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network addressed the ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary on the March on Washington. [ Read more → ]
Nickolai Hammar, Daily NebraskanScott Schneider, 32, is a volunteer at the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the military before choosing to undergo female-to-male gender reassignment.

Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Scott Schneider’s mom still calls him Megan. His dad quit talking to him for eight years. After struggling with his identity for most of his life, Schneider — a military veteran – started going by Scott in 2007 and began the medical process of transitioning from a female to a male in 2008. Today, he’s worked at UNL’s LGBTQA resource center for a year and a half. [ Read more → ]
SDSU

Transgender students face ‘outing’ when schools do not have inclusive policies

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Getting accustomed to a new school as a transfer student may be a difficult experience. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies junior Rob Ortiz, the necessary first week of school changes and challenges were added to by another set of stressors: dealing with a university staff that was not prepared to answer the pleas of someone who identifies as a transgender male. [ Read more → ]
Univ-of-Ariz

University of Arizona seeks to boost transgender studies program

Thursday, September 5, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona is creating four tenured professor positions to expand its transgender studies courses. [ Read more → ]
Columbia-State-Community-College

College: Gay rights assignment did not discriminate against religious beliefs

Friday, August 30, 2013
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A Tennessee college professor did not infringe on students’ First Amendment rights or discriminate against religious beliefs when she asked students to wear gay pride ribbons as part of an assignment, an in-house investigation concludes. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)

Calif. governor Jerry Brown signs landmark transgender student rights bill

Monday, August 12, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the School Success and Opportunity Act into law, a landmark bill to ensure transgender youth have equal opportunities to fully participate and succeed in schools programs across the state. [ Read more → ]
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