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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 14, 2014

Civil Rights Agreement Addresses Treatment of Transgender Student

A California district failed to respond to complaints of verbal harrassment of a transgender student, punished her for wearing makeup, and discouraged her from speaking about her gender identity, a complaint alleged.

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.

July 28, 2014

Transgender Advocates Renew Push for Title IX Guidance After College Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education recently granted religious exemptions from Title IX's protections for transgender students to three private colleges. Here's how that relates to K-12 schools.

April 29, 2014

Transgender Youth Protected by Title IX, Updated Guidance Says

The new guidance says schools should train personnel who address sex assault and harrassment complaints on "working with LGBT and gender-nonconforming students and same-sex sexual violence."

March 25, 2014

Opponents of California Transgender Student Law Challenge End of Ballot Effort

They are challenging the determination that they failed to collect enough signatures for a referendum.

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