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Research on nationwide LGBT legal equality, bisexuals in the UK, racism in the university classroom, and religion. PLUS updates on your fave/least fave Republicans, police practices overhaul in Cleveland, new laws and more!
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Obama’s big statement on conversion therapy, Walter Scott’s murder, anti-abortion law in Kansas, discrimination against non-bisexual people alleged at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and more!
“When I’m worrying about how to teach without coming off as a bitch because I expect students to be quiet when I’m talking, I’m not thinking as much as I should be about whether my students are really learning.”
The youth work group LGBT Youth North West just received a grant to take over the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester and determine the feasibility of opening a school specifically for LGBT students.
Not all barriers can be resolved through state-by-state legal protections.
After insisting Rachel would have to attend school “as a boy,” Middletown Township Public Schools is now working to accommodate the middle schooler, who began transitioning this summer.
Spread the gay agenda with these colourful, easy-to-read books teaching love, acceptance, and science.
African American trans student Jayce M has lost an appeal to receive on campus housing at George Fox University after the Department of Education granted the school a religious exemption from Title IX requirements.
On the 45th anniversary of Stonewall and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it is worth interrogating how we learn and know our histories — and the conditions that contribute to our learning environment.
“Good Girls” reminds us that patriarchy is not only a tool for men, but a tool for women with other privileged identities to use against women with marginalized identities.
Wisconsin’s Janesville School District issued an apology for showing a pro-marriage-equality video without also showing an anti-equality rebuttal. When it comes to educating kids, though, that kind of “fairness” doesn’t help anyone.
In what sounds like a too-horrifying-to-be-true story, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped from their school in northern Nigeria by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram two weeks ago. Nigerians are furious that the government isn’t doing enough to bring back the girls.
“Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation.”
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
With 1.1 million students, NYC is the largest public school system in the country, and has a lot of influence setting standards for how other big school systems and states support trans* students.
Should you tell your dream school that you’re queer in your college application? What about your future employer? The New York Times got us talking about this so we put together a roundtable and now we wanna know how you feel, too.
At times like this, the only way to get through it is to get serious and be efficient. You can only spend X amount of time on each grade, and then you need to move on.
Many of us were lucky enough to have teachers who didn’t make us queer as such, but they did help make it a little easier on us, sometimes even before we knew it about ourselves. Here’s to them.