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.
Ontario’s high schools will offer a gender studies class next semester.
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
This week Ohio and West Virginia attempt to take us back to 1050 A.D., retro style. Ohio is trying to restrict sex education to abstinence-only and a West Virginia high school tries to punish a student for protesting a slut-shaming assembly.
In Winnipeg it proves difficult for restauranteurs and citizens to thrive when homophobia is the only thing being dished out. But hopefully Bill 18 can change that.
A new government campaign asks simple questions to win all the points.
Davis County, UT school board realizes that maybe letting books help teach students’ tolerance about same-sex families is actually an awesome idea.
The University recently added an optional question on sexual orientation to their undergraduate application, as well as a non-binary gender option.
“Imagine how wonderful it would be to take a class on French lesbian poetry in university, but wait, who’s that British man in a suit, aspirating your French lesbian poetry textbooks into his bag-free vacuum cleaner?”
Last Spring, a school district in Utah removed a book after 25 parents signed a petition for its removal. But decisions about access to age appropriate reading material shouldn’t be left up to 25 parents, so the ACLU is suing.
A Floridian teacher stands up for her lesbian student, is blamed for student’s sexuality.
“Sure, my gay studies were fairly superficial and not very diverse at all. But until I left town, my world was the opposite of diverse, and what teenager isn’t at least a bit shallow?”
Ever wonder what that teacher was thinking? How they handled being out at work? Or did you wish they were more out and outspoken? Here are three real-life queer teachers to give you a peek inside their teacher-brains!
Yes, it’s good for there to be a safe refuge where gay students can learn and thrive in safety, but the goal should be to create this kind of safe environment in mainstream schools.
They have feminists shaking their heads, no research to back themselves up, and the full support and funding of the government.
A Louisiana lawmaker wants to a local university to drop its new minor in LGBT studies because he claims the program is political; he also seems to have no awareness that it is also political to discourage the program.
The dean of Simmons College MBA program says her school’s on the right track.
11. Don’t get confused, though: Unless you are actually poor, you are not actually poor.