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Campus Pride lists Top 50 most LGBT-friendly colleges, universities

| Friday, August 15, 2014
Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., is listed by Campus Pride as one of the Top 50 most LGBT-friendly schools.
Campus Pride has announced its 2014 list of the Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The listing highlights the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life for LGBT students as well as the top institutions leading the way. This is the first year Campus Pride has released a list of the fifty “Best of the Best.” In years past, Campus Pride has only featured a “Top 25 List.”

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Del. school district cancels reading list to avoid lesbian-themed novel

| Monday, August 11, 2014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A Delaware school district has eliminated a summer reading list for incoming high school freshman over a challenge to the list's inclusion of book whose main character is gay. The Cape Henlopen School Board initially voted to remove the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by emily m. danforth (the author uses all lower case letters...

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Princeton Review updates list of 20 most LGBT friendly, unfriendly colleges

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Stanford University
The Princeton Review on Monday released its annual list of “The Best 379 Colleges,” ranking Stanford University in California as the most LGBT-friendly college in the nation. The annual survey asked 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their experiences at them. Students were asked 80 questions about ...

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Language school fires blogger because article about ‘homophones’ sounds gay

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tim Torkildson
PROVO, Utah -- A blogger and social media specialist for a Provo, Utah-based English language learning center has been fired after writing an article explaining "homophones," because the school's owner said it created the perception the school promoted a gay agenda.

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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
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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
Austria
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
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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
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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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