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Univ. of Calif. president Napolitano forms advisory group on LGBT issues

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Janet Napolitano
OAKLAND, Calif. -- University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday the formation of a President’s Advisory Group on LGBT issues to advise her on how best to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBT students, faculty and staff across the UC system.

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Fla. education chief rejects claim that testing firm is working to turn kids gay

| Tuesday, May 20, 2014
MILTON, Fla. -- Florida's education commissioner on Tuesday rejected an assertion by a state lawmaker that a standardized testing organization aims to make public school students homosexual.

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Fla. lawmaker: New educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay

| Monday, May 19, 2014
Charles Van Zant
A Florida Republican state lawmaker says new "common core" educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay.

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Transgender Austrians to get new school transcripts

| Friday, May 16, 2014
VIENNA -- Austria's education minister has instructed schools to re-issue grade transcripts to transgender persons who have requested that they be identified by another sex.

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Dept. of Ed: Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The U.S Department of Education on Tuesday issued guidance clarifying that Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding, prohibits discrimination against transgender students.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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