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Emails reveal school canceled musical for ‘homosexual themes,’ then lied about it

Think Progress | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Earlier this summer, a northern Pennsylvania high school announced it was canceling a production of the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot next spring because it included a same-sex wedding. Despite the school’s attempt to spin a different rationale, emails procured by Keystone Progress through Pennsylvania’s “Right To Know” law confirm that it was, in fact, canceled for its “homosexual themes.”

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All-female college adopts new policy to admit transgender students

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Transgender students who identify as female will now be considered for enrollment at Mills College in Oakland. The announcement makes Mills the first of the country’s 119 single-sex colleges to have an official policy for transgender applicants.

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Campus Pride lists Top 50 most LGBT-friendly colleges, universities

| Friday, August 15, 2014
Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., is listed by Campus Pride as one of the Top 50 most LGBT-friendly schools.
Campus Pride has announced its 2014 list of the Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The listing highlights the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life for LGBT students as well as the top institutions leading the way. This is the first year Campus Pride has released a list of the fifty “Best of the Best.” In years past, Campus Pride has only featured a “Top 25 List.”

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Gay coach who came out in blog post will keep job at S.D. Catholic high school

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Nate Alfson
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. -- A volleyball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he's gay says he's being allowed to keep his job. Nate Alfson announced he was gay last week on the website Outsports.com, and later said he was concerned about his future with the private Catholic school. He is believed to be the first openly gay...

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Del. school district cancels reading list to avoid lesbian-themed novel

| Monday, August 11, 2014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A Delaware school district has eliminated a summer reading list for incoming high school freshman over a challenge to the list's inclusion of book whose main character is gay. The Cape Henlopen School Board initially voted to remove the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by emily m. danforth (the author uses all lower case letters...

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Young gay high school coach finds acceptance in rural South Dakota

OUTSPORTS | Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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Nate Alfson used to fear road trips on his college baseball team and lived a life in the closet. Now out, he knows what true happiness is....

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Princeton Review updates list of 20 most LGBT friendly, unfriendly colleges

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Stanford University
The Princeton Review on Monday released its annual list of “The Best 379 Colleges,” ranking Stanford University in California as the most LGBT-friendly college in the nation. The annual survey asked 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their experiences at them. Students were asked 80 questions about ...

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Language school fires blogger because article about ‘homophones’ sounds gay

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tim Torkildson
PROVO, Utah -- A blogger and social media specialist for a Provo, Utah-based English language learning center has been fired after writing an article explaining "homophones," because the school's owner said it created the perception the school promoted a gay agenda.

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MSU gets anonymous $1 million gift to expand LGBT center’s programs

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Mich-State-University
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- An anonymous gift of $1 million will expand programs at Michigan State University's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center. The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that the money comes from the estates of a Michigan State alumnus and his partner.

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Christian university expels student for marrying her same-sex partner

| Sunday, July 13, 2014
Christian Minard
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- An Oklahoma college student just one semester away from completing her degree has been expelled by a Christian university for marrying her same-sex partner. Christian Minard says she received a letter from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla., notifying her of her expulsion after marrying her partner...

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