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A New Bill Aimed At Helping LGBTQ College Students Would Increase Transparency

In an effort to increase transparency for LGBTQ youth who are applying or already attending religious universities, a new bill would require the publication of a list of schools that have applied or received religious exemptions from Title IX’s anti-discrimination rules.

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At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History And Tradition As They Demand Change

It’s not easy being a minority student on a traditional Southern college campus.

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Fighting For A Future: Karyna Jaramillo

Living in Phoenix, Arizona, Jaramillo lives at the intersection of queer and immigrant experiences, and so does her work. As a coordinator for the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Jaramillo’s work centers on acceptance and economic security for undocumented LGBTQ people.

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North Carolina And Department Of Justice Battle Over Law Harming Transgender Students

In a fierce legal exchange this week, the State of North Carolina and the federal government sued each other over the state’s controversial law House Bill 2 (HB2), which targets transgender people.

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Chinese Court Rules Against Marriage Equality

Chinese courts addressed the issue of same-sex marriage for the first time in a court case in early April. The court ruled against a gay couple seeking to register for marriage.

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On And Off The Field, Athlete Ally Works To Promote Equality In Sports

The idea that larger groups of LGBT activists and advocates, speaking up in athletic forums, could work to change culture in sports eventually took root and became Athlete Ally—a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.

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Facing Business Boycott, Georgia Governor Says He’ll Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican, announced his decision to veto the anti-LGBTQ religious liberty bill on Monday morning.

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Indonesian Psychiatrists Begin Classifying LGBTQ People As Mentally Ill

The Indonesian Psychiatrists Association recently begin classifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities as mental illnesses.

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Transgender Athletes Can Now Compete In Olympics Without Surgery

The International Olympic Committee changes rules to allow Transgender athletes to compete in the games without sex reassignment surgery.

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Mormon Policy Increasingly Dangerous For LGBTQ Youth

As the Mormon Church doubles down on the exclusion of LGBTQ people and their families, reports are emerging of queer Mormon youth caught in the crosshairs.

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This New Web Series Is Written By Queer People For Queer People

The web series "Her Story" premiered on Tuesday, January 19 and focuses on the lives and love lives of two transgender women.

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DC Funds, Expands Services For LGBTQ Youth

Following the results of a study conducted this August, the District of Columbia announced a series of grants to support homeless LGBTQ youth in the nation’s capital.

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LGBTQ Groups File Amicus Brief In Reproductive Rights Case

More than a dozen LGBTQ organizations stood alongside allies in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements this week in urging the Supreme Court to strike down a Texas anti-abortion law.

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Private School For LGBTQ Youth To Open In Atlanta

Pride School of Atlanta, which will serve students ages K-12, is the first school prioritizing the needs of LGBTQ students to open in the southeastern United States.

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Alabama Chief Justice Won’t Give into Same-Sex Marriage Without A Fight

Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is making headlines for refusing to abide by the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Obergefell v. Hodges and denying same-sex couples in his state the ability to marry.

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