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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.

Teen Who Wore Tux Welcomed at NCLR Gala

NATIONAL | By Danielle Parenteau | May 25
Jessica Urbina, the high school senior whose graduation photo was reportedly not included in Sacred Heart Preparatory Academy’s yearbook because she wore a tuxedo, was given a rousing ovation at the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ San Francisco gala.

LGBT Grads Excel in Diverse Fields

NATIONAL | By Khaled Sayed | May 24
Among the hundreds of college graduates that will collect their diplomas this weekend at San Francisco State University are four out LGBT students. Some have overcome challenges while others are planning to complete advanced degrees.

17 Students Receive eQuality Scholarships

LOCAL | By Gregory Pleshaw | May 23
A crowd of more than 200 people was on hand to offer congratulations to 17 students who received eQuality scholarships at the organization’s recent dinner gala.

Ark. School Super Defends Decision to Censor Gay Yearbook Story

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 19
An Arkansas school district that came under fire from gay groups for refusing to publish a yearbook story about a gay student is now defending their stance.

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.

Second Student at Minn. School Targeted for Being Gay

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 7
A Minnesota high school student has come forward this week, saying he has experienced anti-gay backlash for coming out -- shortly after another student at the same high school received death threats for coming out on Facebook.

UMKC to Host Gay, Lesbian, Tansgender Conference

NATIONAL | Jan 31
The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to host more than 2,500 college students from across the country next week for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference.

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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