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Proposal for ‘Straight Pride’ club at Indiana high school raises concerns

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Bloomington High School North in Bloomington, Inc.
Educators and parents in southern Indiana are calling for more training and awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students after a high school's failed attempt to establish a "Straight Pride" club. [...]

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Barnard College works toward a new policy on transgender student admissions

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Branard College
Next week, Barnard's trustees are expected to vote on an issue that has arrived loudly and emphatically on the front burner for women's colleges across the nation: transgender admissions. [...]

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School blocks speech by valedictorian who planned to come out as gay

Friday, May 29, 2015
Evan Young
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists. [...]

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Bus driver to 11-year-old girls: ‘You’re gay and will burn in hell for it’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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The incident reportedly happened on Friday morning as the fifth grader was riding the bus to Pathway Academy, a Kansas City charter school. [...]

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Nevada Legislature passes LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying protections for students

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nevada
The measure, which includes protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, now heads to Sandoval's desk for final approval. [...]

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A gay dad draws protest from the school that cancelled a play about two gay penguins

Thursday, May 14, 2015
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As writers and activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that works for them. For me, I am a gay dad who writes people letters in a very public way... [...]

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Pennsylvania school suspends students over Chick-fil-A t-shirt backlash

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Bangor Area High School, Bangor, Pa.
A Pennsylvania school district suspended about 15 students who took to social media during schools hours after two classmates wore Chick-fil-A shirts during a Gay-Straight Alliance event. [...]

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Virginia’s largest school district bans gender identity discrimination

Saturday, May 9, 2015
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The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system. [...]

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Teacher suspended for showing 1959 anti-gay film as part of history lesson

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Ken Simon
The film, titled "Boys Beware," was produced in 1959 and warns students to avoid strangers "because they might be homosexual." [...]

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Gay teacher ousted from Catholic school gets new job

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Matthew Eledge
Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb., ousted Matthew Eledge after learning he was engaged to his same-sex partner. [...]

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