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.
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February 11, 2015
December 05, 2014
The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.
November 19, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
They are challenging the determination that they failed to collect enough signatures for a referendum.