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The lines are drawn in national debate over transgender bathroom access

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF</b>: The battle over the use of school facilities by transgender students has already flared up in North Carolina and in other communities, …

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CONTACT<p>AUTHOR<p>Alex regularly speaks about transgender identity<br>at schools, libraries, and conferences<br>as well as appearing on TV and radio.<br>If you would …

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Don’t Be a Cis Sissy! Embrace the Rise of Trans—and Non-Trans—Awareness

Last month, the Merriam-Webster dictionary adopted a cavalcade of words related to gender, including the gender-neutral honorific <i>Mx.</i>, the noun</i> …

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It's easy to feel like we live in a world that is populated almost exclusively by bullies. For most of my life, 'put your head down' was my guiding principle. But then things got personal,...

<i>Family and supporters of East Penn School District seventh grader Ari Bowman addressed their local school board on Monday, Sept. 12 to encourage the</i> …

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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

Can a brief conversation change voters’ minds about transgender legistlation? | Reuters/Ulises RodriguezFor anyone who feels that healthy discourse …

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Transgender student sues Wisconsin school district, alleging discrimination

Transgender student files federal suit against Wisconsin school district<p>A transgender student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin school district won't let him use the boys' restrooms and repeatedly uses his female birth name, violating federal anti-discrimination laws and the U.S. …

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Why an Activist Was Sentenced to Death for Being a Lesbian

Amal had watched for years as some of her secretly gay friends in Uganda were outed and subsequently burned alive or beaten to death. The 22-year-old …

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Why Rachel Maddow Enjoys Talking to Homophobes

"I don't want to destroy those guys. I want to make them talk to me."<p>When Rachel Maddow rose to prominence in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, she was an obvious role model for me. I was a 16-year-old lesbian Democrat. I lived for Model Congress. I even had a dog-eared pocket …

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"That's so gay": classroom lessons to battle bullying

It was a crush on the singer Pink that made Jaimee​ realise she was different to other girls in her Year 8 class.<p>"My friends were all off dating but …

5 accidentally transphobic phrases allies use — and what to say instead

Words can be tricky — especially when you're an ally.<p>As transgender lives and experiences increasingly come into the public sphere, our conversations about gender are getting more complex. And with those conversations comes the realization that we don't always know what to say when describing trans …

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Matt Shepard was a son, a brother, and a friend. His tragic death affected a nation and fueled the fight for LGBTQ rights. Here's the trailer from …

October 7, 1998: Matthew Shepard Is Found Brutally Tortured and Left for Dead

On the night of October 6, 1998, a young student at the University of Wyoming was brutally tortured and left for dead, his body found tied to a fence …

God, Jesus and the Bible: FAQs for Gay Pride Month

June is Gay Pride Month. It is a time for parades and for festivals, for rainbow flags and for dance tents. It is a time to recognize the amazing progress that has been made on LGBT equality as we recommit ourselves to continuing the struggle until liberty and justice for all really means "all." …

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Ireland strongly votes Yes——Welcome to the Rainbow Republic

Dublin: Something seismic has just happened in Ireland.<p>Welcome to the Rainbow Republic.<p>The experts are saying it is a huge majority victory for the …

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Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Schools are places of learning and also miniature societies. The climate of a school has a direct impact on both how well students learn and how well …

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Gay marriage in America: Bless it

Gay marriage in AmericaBless it<p>The legal case for allowing gay marriage is as clear as the moral one is urgent<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

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Religious Americans Support Gay Marriage

Most of the recent growth in public support for same-sex unions has come from within denominations that once opposed them.<p>The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that weighs whether state bans against same-sex marriage violate the constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for …

Religion

Gallup poll finds more gay marriages, domestic partnerships than thought

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, a new poll shows that more American adults are believed to be in gay marriages or domestic partnerships than had been previously thought.<p>A Gallup poll released on Friday found that nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex …

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Pennsylvania High School Students Organize “Anti-Gay Day”

The students coordinated wearing flannel shirts and wrote “anti-gay” on their hands after the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance held a “Day of Silence.”<p>Students at a Pennsylvania high school held an “Anti-Gay Day” protest on Thursday, wearing coordinated flannel shirts, writing “anti-gay” on their …

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Breaking: American Approval Of Same-Sex Marriage Breaks All-Time Record

Advertisement<p>Become a patron of breaking LGBTQ news<p>American attitudes toward same-sex marriage have changed at lightening speed. Just a decade ago, …

Sign Of The Times: Straight High School Student Asks His Gay Best Friend To The Prom

Advertisement<p>Become a patron of breaking LGBTQ news<p>It wasn't long ago that gay high school students had to hide their true selves, date members of …

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