Sarah Dawson

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Bullying and LGBT Youth

While trying to deal with all the challenges of being a teenager, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) teens also have to deal with harassment, …

From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face

Coy Mathis is six years old, and she just wants to use the bathroom at school. For a year and a half, it wasn't an issue. But in December, Coy's school informed her parents that she would no longer be permitted to use the girls' restroom. She would have to use the boys' room, the staff bathroom or …

Bernard Randall's Gay Sex Trial In Uganda Throws Spotlight On Nation's 'Homophobe-In-Chief'

The trial of a retired British man in Uganda has again thrown the spotlight on country's uncompromising stance against homosexuality and the indefatigable work of its homophobe-in-chief, Pastor Solomon Male.<p>An evangelical preacher on a self-declared crusade to rid his country of gays, Pastor Male …

How the Mind Rationalizes Homophobia

It's not easy to justify gut feelings with logical arguments. But that doesn't stop people from trying—in the NFL, in state legislatures, and beyond.<p>For gays and their allies—who now make up a majority of Americans — the past year has been a time of heartening election results and Supreme Court …

My story: I've been an outcast at school because I'm transgender

When I graduate high school in June, I will receive a diploma signed by a school administration that has marginalized me. Despite the suicides of two queer students, my school leaders have done absolutely nothing to improve the lives of the sexually diverse and gender diverse youth in my community. …