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W.V. high school athletes attend senior prom as couple … and nobody freaked out

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Michael Martin, left, and Logan Westrope
It's prom season at high schools across the country, a special time that until recently has been reserved for straight student couples. A sign of growing acceptance and change took place in West Virginia on Saturday night. [...]

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Officials close investigation in transgender teen’s suicide, refer to her as ‘Mr. Alcorn’ in final report

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Leelah Alcorn
The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society before she stepped in front of a tractor-trailer on a highway has been deemed a suicide, and the investigation into it has been closed, the State Highway Patrol said. [...]

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Timothy Jefferson
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician. [...]

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Jacob’s journey from girl to boy: Mother of 5-year-old explains her decision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jacob
In a rare and revealing interview, Joe and Mimi Lemay shared why they let their son, Jacob, transition as part of NBC News' series on Transgender Kids. [...]

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U.S. House committee won’t consider resolution to kill D.C. LGBT students’ rights law

Monday, April 20, 2015
District of Columbia
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who said the law, signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, would infringe upon the religious rights of faith-based schools. [...]

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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. [...]

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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic surgical treatments

Friday, April 17, 2015
This circa 1990 photo provided by George Pagonis shows his child, Jennifer Pagonis, who now identifies as "Pidgeon," in Chicago. Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female.
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't... [...]

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. [...]

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Obama calls for end to conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Barack Obama
The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed suicide in December and left behind writings mentioning religious therapy. [...]

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Colorado Senate panel rejects bill to prohibit conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth in Colorado has been rejected by Republicans that control the state Senate. [...]

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