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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Brought by Lesbian Teacher against Hesperia USD

Julie Frost/Lambda Legal
National
The complaint presented 10 legal claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and Education Code concerning the rights of lesbian, gay, and gender non-conforming teachers and students. ...
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Allies Strategize Ways to Create Inclusive Spaces for Transgender Students in Seattle

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Parents, educators, administrators, students, medical professionals and advocates gathered at the community forum hosted by TRANSform Washington and Inclusive Washington on October 16, 2018. ...
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SDSU Receives $1 Million Donation for Pride Center, LGBT Studies

Supporting hands make heart sign and wave in front of a rainbow flag flying on the sidelines of a summer gay pride parade
National
SDSU is the second university in the U.S. and the first in California to offer a major in LGBT studies, according to the school. ...
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Seattle Preschool Program Expands to More Than 76 Classrooms Serving At Least 1,400 Children

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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the expansion of the Seattle Preschool Program into at least 22 additional classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year, which will serve at least 1,400 children. ...
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NoNRAMoney National Campaign Sets March 2 for Commitment to Rejecting NRA Political Funding

Politics National
Dozens of major companies have severed financial ties with the NRA and GOP leaders, a demographic traditionally most fearful of crossing the gun lobby is beginning put distance between themselves and NRA lobbyists. ...
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Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth List Revealed for 2017

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Campus Pride released its 2017 Shame List on Sept. 13 highlighting for the second year in a row a national listing of “The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.” ...
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U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Sued for Withdrawal of Guidance on Transgender Students

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In addition to requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, the guidance provided clarification on name and pronoun use, privacy, dress codes and protection of students from bullying and harassment. ...
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Pine-Richland Student Wins Fight to Use the Right Bathroom Matching Her Gender

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Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are. ...
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Trial Proceeds in Landmark Title IX Case of College Basketball Players Who Faced Anti-Gay Discrimination

Layana White and Haley Videckis
Sports
The plaintiffs, Layana White and Haley Videckis, are in a relationship and are suing Pepperdine University on claims that they faced discrimination and harassment from their basketball coach and the university based on their sexual orientation. ...
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Jacksonville Area School Board Sued for Discriminating Against Transgender Student

Drew Adams (r) Photo/Jacksonville.com
National
Drew is 16-year-old boy who is transgender and he will begin his junior year at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL when he returns to school in August. He’s an honor student who wants to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist. ...
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