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Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary student

Friday, March 27, 2015
Hartwood Elementary School
A Virginia school board has voted to require transgender students to use a single stall restroom or a restroom of the student’s biological sex. [...]

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‘I am no longer Mia. I never really was’ – A trans teen’s powerful moment of truth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tom-Sosnik
Moved by the recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik of Fresno, Calif., stood before his classmates earlier this month to announce that he is transgender. [...]

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Transgender students at New Hampshire school can choose cap, gown color

Friday, March 20, 2015
Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H.
Students at a New Hampshire high school will now be able to choose between black and white for their graduation gowns, after a group representing transgender students asked the school board to allow that. [...]

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TLC to air series about transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jazz Jennings
The 11-episode series will follow the lives of 14-year-old Jazz Jennings, her parents, siblings and grandparents. [...]

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Berlin court fines three men for trying to force boy into marriage because he’s gay

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Berlin
The boy, now 18, told a Berlin newspaper he had come out as gay and his father decided to force him into marriage at age 15. [...]

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Colorado state House passes bill to ban conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Colorado
The bill will now be considered by the Senate, where its chances are less clear. That chamber is controlled by Republicans. [...]

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Virginia AG: School boards can prohibit discrimination against LGBT students

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
The opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a Republican predecessor who said public schools could not extend such protection without the General Assembly’s permission. [...]

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S.D. Senate panel dismisses bill aimed at voiding transgender student athlete policy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
The bill would have invalidated a South Dakota High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. [...]

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‘The Fosters’ makes television history with youngest same-sex kiss

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A kiss between two 13-year-old male characters on the ABC Family show "The Fosters" is making waves for reportedly being the youngest same-sex kiss in American television history.
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North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ash Haffner
Local LGBT community leaders in Charlotte, N.C., are responding with messages of support and encouragement, following the death Thursday of a transgender student. Ash Haffner, 16, died by suicide on Thursday. [...]

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