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A Bizarre Anti-Gay 'Thanksgiving Message' For Students

Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices

An anti-gay pundit's bizarre "Thanksgiving message" is making the blogosphere rounds. Recalling the story of a Catholic resident assistant (RA) at...

Florida Teacher Accused Of Turning Teen Student Gay

Posted 01.13.2013 | Education

Florida teacher Juliet Hibbs is fighting the Broward school district over its handling of an accusation against her that she contributed to girl's hom...

Ohio Students Told To Remove Gay-Supporting Rainbow T-Shirts

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A group of Celina High School students are at the center of a contentious debate on free speech after nearly two dozen students were told to remove th...

District Appoints Member Of 'Hate Group' To Anti-Bullying Committee

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

Some parents in Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District are upset that a man who deems homosexuality a "lifestyle choice" and "sexual disorder" now...

Reflections On Pre-Stonewall LGBT University Life

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I graduated with my B.A. degree on June 13, 1969 -- 15 days before the momentous Stonewall rebellion. As a graduating senior the concept of an "out" person, let alone an organized, above-ground student organization, was not even in my range of possibilities.

Football Player Kicked Off Team For Kissing Boyfriend: 'I'm Not Going To Apologize'

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

"If I could hear one thing, I would love to hear the school say they were wrong." That's how former North Dakota State College of Science student ...

Was This Cosmetology Program Canceled To Prevent Gay Student From Enrolling?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas school district has allegedly canceled an adult cosmetology program that had been offered for a decade in order to prevent a student perceived...

Giving LGBT Student Athletes A Voice (VIDEO)

Jeff Sheng | Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeff Sheng

For over nine years I have been photographing LGBT student athletes on high school and college sports teams for a series I titled "Fearless." However, over the course of working on "Fearless," I always felt that something was missing: the stories and voices behind the photographs I took.

GLSEN Survey Finds 82 Percent Of LGBT Teens Say They've Been Verbally Harassed At School

Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Six out of 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens say they feel unsafe at school. Eighty-two percent of that same group say they've be...

Is College Life Better For Today's Gay Students?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My heart goes out to these gay students, because in spite of all the strides the gay community has made in recent decades, these kids are still struggling. I admire these students, who can be so out and so strong, but I do not envy the turbulent and aggressive atmosphere that they live in.

Republican Lawmaker Claims University's LGBT Studies Minor Doesn't Prep Students For Jobs

Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices

A Louisiana lawmaker is facing a tirade of criticism after pressing a local university to drop its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studi...

Back to School: A Place Of Dread Or A Place Of Discovery?

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

I think about what my transgender son must have prepared for as the new school year lay ahead. Was he thinking, "Will I have to endure another year of daily taunts and torments in the hallways at school? Will teachers step in when they hear someone calling me a name or harassing me?"

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

Teacher Claims School Suspended Her Son For Being Gay And Fired Her For Supporting Him

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Sharon Wright, a teacher in Harrisburg, Pa., has filed a lawsuit against Covenant Christian Academy accusing the administration of suspending her son ...

California Students Suspended After Conducting X-Rated 'Gay Test' In Class

Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Nine seventh grade students at a San Diego-based middle school were suspended last month after watching pornographic videos as part of a so-called "ga...

Evangelical Christian College's 'Queer Underground' Student Group Comes Out

Posted 05.24.2012 | Gay Voices

The emergence of a secret lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group at a small evangelical university in California is shaking up both the s...

WATCH: Ousted Gay Grad Speaker Delivers Keynote Speech At University

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

The openly gay man who was ousted from speaking at his high school's graduation ceremony because of his sexual orientation finally got to deliver his ...

Student May Wear 'Jesus Is Not A Homophobe' T-shirt, Court Rules

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

CINCINNATI -- A gay student who sued his Ohio high school for prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays will be allowe...

Teacher Allegedly Films Gay Student Dancing With Transgender Prom Date And Shows In Class

Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania student claims he was the victim of bullying by school officials after a video of him dancing with his transgender prom date drew ridic...

Same Sex Couple Barred From Entering High School Prom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

Hope Decker and Tiffany Wright, a same-sex couple at Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Ky., were barred from attending the school's prom be...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Patrick, 18, From Auburn, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Gay Student Who Fired Stun Gun At School Expelled

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education

Darnell “Dynasty” Young, the 17-year-old openly gay student who was suspended for bringing a stun gun to school to ward off bullies, has now been ...

Iowa Student Denied Gay Scholarship Recognition At Catholic High School

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A gay student in Iowa says his Catholic high school is refusing to allow a foundation that promotes gay rights activism to pre...

Mother Who Sent Son To School With Stun Gun Says She'd Do It Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

Chelisa Grimes, mother of Darnell "Dynasty" Young -- the 17-year-old gay student who brought a stun gun his mother gave him to school to protect himse...

High School Yearbook Profile Of Gay Student Shakes Community, Angers School Board Member

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee high school journalism instructor has infuriated locals, including one school board member, after publishing a pro-gay profile of a gradua...