Topics :: GLBT students

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.

Lawsuit: Gay Students Bullied in Miss. District

By Holbrook Mohr | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
A lawsuit filed Tuesday says gay students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.

Changes Ordered For College Loans For Gay Couples

By Philip Elliott | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday.

Colorado School Official Backs Anti-Trans Remark

Friday Dec 6, 2013
A Colorado school board member who said she has no regrets about saying transgender students should use their own locker rooms vowed to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings on the transgender issue.

Colo. School Board Member: Trans Students Should be Castrated

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 25, 2013
A school board member from Colorado made headlines Monday after she said that transgender students should be castrated if they want to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.