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Transgender rights group sues S.C. over teen’s driver’s license photo

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chase Culpepper
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An organization that supports transgender rights has filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina after it refused to issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen unless he took off his makeup. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund filed the lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday on behalf of Chase Culpepper...

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S.C. DMV: Gender non-conforming teen can’t take license photo in makeup

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Chase Culpepper
ANDERSON, S.C. -- The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says a gender non-conforming teen who dresses as a girl may not have his driver's license photo retaken wearing makeup. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is requesting that 16-year-old Chase Culpepper be allowed to have a new photo dressed as he normally does.

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Ill. student leads dorm with goal of gender and diversity inclusion

| Sunday, May 4, 2014
Brandon Rohlwing of West Dundee leads the Gender and Diversity Inclusive Living Community dorm floor at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
As the son of a special-education teacher and an Illinois State Police officer Brandon Rohlwing says he tried to come across as just another typical suburban sports-loving, heterosexual boy during his middle-school years in West Dundee, Ill., but "some students saw through that and saw the real me," he says.

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GLSEN releases first national study on homophobia, gender nonconformity in elementary schools

| Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Gender non-conforming students are at particular risk for bullying, and many teachers are unprepared to address issues relating to gender expression and LGBT families, according to a groundbreaking new study of bias, bullying and homophobia in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

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