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October 21, 2018

Report: Trump Admin. Move to Define Gender Under Title IX Could Affect Transgender Students

The Trump administration is considering a move that would narrowly define gender according to sex assigned at birth, affecting transgender students in the nation's schools, the New York Times reports.

October 15, 2018

Hostility Toward LGBTQ Students May Be Rising in Schools, Survey Finds

About 23,000 LGBTQ youth from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories, participated in the 2017 National School Climate Survey. A significant share of survey respondents expressed concern that school staff contributed to the hostile environment for LGTBQ students in schools.

October 03, 2018

Feds to Investigate Whether School's Transgender Policy Created 'Hostile Environment for Girls'

The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.

February 12, 2018

Ed. Dept. Won't Investigate Transgender Students' Complaints About School Restroom Access

The U.S. Department of Education won't intervene if transgender students file complaints about access to school restrooms, a spokesperson said, confirming a position the agency has effectively held since it rescinded guidance on transgender student rights a year ago.

February 08, 2018

In a First, a State May Ban Its Schools From Teaching About Gender Identity

A South Dakota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching kindergarten through 7th-grade students about gender identity or gender expression. Critics say it would hurt transgender students.

December 15, 2017

Consent, Contraception, and LGBT Issues: Sex Ed. Bills States Considered in 2017

There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.

August 23, 2017

LGBT Rights Group Sues Trump Admin. for Records on Transgender Policy Shift

A prominent LGBT legal group has sued the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for records related to the agencies' decision to withdraw federal guidance on the rights of transgender students in public schools.

August 16, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends

A proposed Texas bill that would have restricted restroom access for transgender people in many public buildings, including public schools, died Tuesday night after the state's house failed to take action on the measure during a special session.

August 02, 2017

Is Transgender Teen's Case Moot Because He Graduated? Court Seeks Answer.

Does transgender teen Gavin Grimm still have standing to sue his school district over access to the boys' bathroom since he graduated in June? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, Va., asked a lower court to answer that question, further delaying his case.

July 25, 2017

Texas Senate Approves 'Bathroom Bill' to Restrict Transgender Access

If Texas enacts the bill, the state will become just the second to place limitations on transgender students restroom access in public schools.

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