Topics :: GLBT students

Male Student Named Prom Queen at Conn. High School

Thursday May 29, 2014
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

By Danielle Parenteau | Sunday May 25, 2014
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

By Khaled Sayed | Saturday May 24, 2014
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

By Gregory Pleshaw | Friday May 23, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 7, 2014
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.

Maine Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Pupil

By David Sharp | Friday Jan 31, 2014
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.

UMKC to Host Gay, Lesbian, Tansgender Conference

Friday Jan 31, 2014
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.

Court: Transgender Student’s Rights Were Violated

By David Sharp | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender fifth-grader should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice, Maine’s highest court ruled Thursday, concluding that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law.