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.
Basically, this book is one big giant sex-ed zine, but it’s a book.
So many ways to get your language learning on! Enjoy, queermos. Et bonne chance!
A decade after its repeal, sex ed policies which are alarmingly similar to Section 28 have cropped up again, raising questions as to how much autonomy schools should have over sex and relationship education syllabi.
Once again, 24-hour news networks let us down by giving a stage to bigots and showing that the only things they know about trans* people are outdated transphobic stereotypes.
In a major victory for transgender youth, California passes law giving trans* students equal protection, opportunities and access in public schools.
Because it’s not just sex education. It’s life education.
The Chicago Civil Rights Division said that in putting up these special rules for Coy, her school created “an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive.”
“Just the idea of [the "Don't Say Gay" bill] made me realize there are people out there who would not like me just because I’m gay. It made me feel really terrible. It made me feel unaccepted.”
To your average conservative legislator, it may seem like a good idea to let anti-gay religious or political groups choose not to have members who don’t reflect their “values.” But when it involves having students pay for their own discrimination, it’s not so simple.