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Report Finds Florida Schools Unsafe for LGBT Students

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 5
A national organization found that LGBT students are not safe in most schools in the state of Florida and they did not have access to necessary resources.

Male Student Named Prom Queen at Conn. High School

NATIONAL | May 29
A 17-year-old senior boy named prom queen at Danbury High School says he’s making a point about gender labeling and discrimination.

US Dept. of Education Announces Title IX Protects Trans Students

NATIONAL | Apr 29
National Center for Transgender Equality welcomes guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education which makes clear that the federal Title IX law prohibits discrimination against transgender students.

UK Bi Teen Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 1
A British teenager, who identifies as bisexual, has come forward on social media to talk about about being attacked in what he believes was triggered by his sexual orientation.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

SPORTS | Feb 21
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Fla. School Won’t Expel Student for Protecting Gay Classmate

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 14
Officials from a Florida high school decided Monday not to expel a student who was suspended for protecting a gay student from a bully.

Student Crowned NC’s 1st Trans Homecoming King

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 11
A 17-year-old Charlotte high school student became North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king Friday.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 10
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

NATIONAL | By David Perry | Feb 4
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Maine Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Pupil

NATIONAL | By David Sharp | Jan 31
School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed to be the first of its kind.

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