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July 08, 2015

LGBT Student Bullying Protections to Be Included in ESEA Reauthorization Debate

The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.

June 29, 2015

N.Y. Governor: Education Department Must Enforce Transgender Student Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater enforcement after the New York ACLU released a "truly disturbing report" detailing violations of a state law designed to protect students from harassment or unfair treatment on the basis of gender identity or expression.

April 21, 2015

Duncan on Transgender Students: Ed. Dept. Has 'Tried to Be As Clear As We Can'

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters he's not sure of any department plans to issue specific civil rights guidance on transgender students. Here's why some civil rights groups say such guidance is necessary.

February 25, 2015

Title IX Protects Transgender Student's Rights, Feds Say in Court Filing

The court filing comes as some LGBT student advocates insist schools need clearer guidance on their obligations to transgender students under federal civil rights laws.

February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

December 05, 2014

Minnesota Becomes Latest State to Adopt Policy for Transgender Student-Athletes

The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.

November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

October 09, 2014

Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate, Teacher Training

The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

October 03, 2014

Minnesota Transgender Athlete Proposal Draws Intense Support, Opposition

Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are considered regarding their participation in high school athletics.

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