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.
This extraordinary photojournalism project highlights young queer lives and stories.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families moved Jane Doe to the boys’ facility with little explanation and no advance notice to her legal team.
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.
“Have the meeting. Ask the youth what they want and need from this group. Start over and do those things. This isn’t about you at all, not anymore.”
Kelly cut off all her hair and started dating Katie. I started chasing around after a guy who looked like Ellen DeGeneres and trying to make sense of the mess in my brain.
Scarleteen has been a trusted resource for all things sex and relationships for 16 years, but they need to be paid for their work to keep going.
The law also specifically mentions high school football captains as students automatically permitted to preach the gospel at school-wide events.
“It was lasagna night, and as the kitchen got ready to serve dinner, kids checked Facebook at the cyber center, watched cartoon shows with headphones on, and fooled around at the pool table. The things that differentiated this gathering from a high school cafeteria were small: the thin kid wearing a parka inside who came up, bashful, for a full plate of food three times; the kids who wrapped up food in tin foil or took it away with them in to-go containers.”
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.
Ever wonder what happens when you put a bunch of queer folks in a room and tell them to get shit done? Here’s my recap of the IvyQ 2014 Conference and a few things I learned along the way.
‘Tis the season to give back, so consider Autostraddle your Queer Charity Matchmaker. We’ve put together a list of some of the best North American charities whose missions focus on the LGBTQ community.
Keep an eye out for the queers on the tour, and let them know you’re here!
Greta Melendez and Lily Cohen are the latest in a month of queer homecoming winners and a much longer line of kids battling for the right to wear tiaras in public while gay.
“I knew transitioning was possible, but I didn’t know someone under the age of 40 could do it.”
This video is for you, homeslice.
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.
Despite the fact that LGBT youth comprise a disproportionate amount of the youth homeless population, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act currently does not contain language or requirements to specifically protect this vulnerable population.
“I mostly ignored the emails, as anyone with an overflowing inbox does. But this subject line caught my eye: Boys in the girls locker room, legally? WTF?! Maybe now is a good time to mention that I identify and visibly present as genderqueer.”