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Louisville, Ky., public schools working to improve support for LGBT students

Monday, November 24, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky., has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

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Online community supporting Russian LGBT teens charged with ‘gay propaganda’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Elena Klimova
This week, Russian authorities dealt what may be the greatest blow to LGBT rights advocates since Vladimir Putin signed into law the infamous ban on “gay propaganda in the vicinity of minors.”

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Study: Steroid use much higher among gay and bisexual teen boys

Monday, February 3, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.

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Transgender teen crowned Homecoming Queen at Calif. high school

Saturday, September 21, 2013
KNBC-TVCassidy Lynn Campbell
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A transgender student made history Friday night when she was elected crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County, Calif. high school.

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Report: LGBT youth face higher rate of dating abuse than straight peers

Friday, September 6, 2013
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LGBT teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts, with transgender teens especially vulnerable to victimization, according to a report issued Friday by the Urban Institute.

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‘Cutest couple’ at New York high school is two boys

Monday, June 3, 2013
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CARMEL, N.Y. — The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it - but not because they're both boys.

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Boy Scout councils weigh options as fallout continues over repeal of gay ban

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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DALLAS -- Fallout continues after the Boy Scouts of America voted last week to open its ranks to openly gay youth.

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‘Thank you for standing up for me’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Last week, the Boy Scouts of America took its first step in ending decades of wrongs against its own youth members, myself once included. When I was fourteen years old, I was faced with an impossible, scary and irrational choice: “If you choose to live that lifestyle, you’re choosing not to be a Boy Scout.” My dismissal from Boy Scouts was the very first time I was forced to stare down outright discrimination. It came at an all-too-young age...

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‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender identity a new challenge for schools

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl...

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Teen medical ban could threaten gay youth, say advocates

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care initially scheduled to be voted on in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday was taken off the calendar and sent back to the Judiciary Committee.

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