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What LGBT Students Want You To Know About Being A Better Ally

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 02.12.2015 | Teen

Want to know how you can be a good ally to your LGBT friends? Listen up. As part of GLAAD's #GotYourBack campaign, the organization visited three ...

Did Harry Potter Have A Gay Hogwarts Classmate? J.K. Rowling Sounds Off

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As it turns out, Harry Potter could easily have had some lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) classmates. Author J.K. Rowling responded to...

Rebecca Klein

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They're Still Really Bad | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday...

It Has Been Getting Better For Transgender Teens -- But Cultural Concerns Remain

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had k...

The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

Lesbian Teacher Says She Was Fired For Helping LGBT Students

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | BEAU YARBROUGH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

The High Desert's largest school district sharply denies firing a teacher in retaliation for her helping LGBT students who complained about alleged ad...

Our Next Generation of Leaders: HBCU Students Advancing Change

Sultan Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sultan Shakir

Beginning this past weekend, 30 students from 14 states and 22 institutions attended HRC's HBCU LGBT Leadership and Career Summit. The annual summit is part of a yearlong effort that fosters an effective group of LGBT student leaders at HBCUs.

Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

LGBTQ youth experience relentless physical and verbal harassment, and now, with online bullying, there is no escape. It is 24/7. If LGBTQ youth aren't safe at home, and they aren't safe in their place of worship, shouldn't they be safe at school?

LGBT Students Can Face Long Road To Financial Aid

us news | KELSEY SHEEHY | Posted 10.29.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The lead-off items on the Free Application for F...

New Trainings Prevent Bullying on Campus

Abbe Land | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

These groundbreaking anti-bullying trainings, called "LGBTQ on Campus" for both students and staff in higher education, help more people build the skills they need to create safe higher education environments and improve outcomes for vulnerable students.

Looking for Tyler: How My Baby Brother's Legacy Is Helping Build a Better Culture for Vulnerable Youth

James Clementi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices
James Clementi

When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.

The Study That Your School Leaders Need to See

Shannon Sullivan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Shannon Sullivan

According to research from the University of Illinois at Chicago, nearly nine out of 10 parents want to make schools better for LGBT students. Nearly everyone is on board with schools addressing LGBT issues, including parents in rural areas and parents who identify as evangelical Christians.

IU Pride: Launching a National LGBT Scholarship Campaign

Lauren Robel | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Lauren Robel

Even in a world where our Supreme Court offers "a new perspective, new insight" on questions of sexual and gender differences, some students still are estranged from their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity -- students who would be forced to drop out of school without help.

The LGBT Achievement Gap Needs to Get Out of the Closet

James Harrell | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
James Harrell

When students are bullied or don't feel safe in school, they cannot perform their best or simply don't come, and indeed, higher rates of truancy and lower GPAs have been documented among LGBT students.

Back to School Supply Drives for Older Youth

Sue Kerr | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

Our young LGBTQA youth (gay and straight for short) don't have family support and often don't have a place to live, but they are trying to continue with their education. So, child-sized backpacks and boxes of crayons aren't enough to get them on their way.

UNC Board Quietly Seeks To Ban Pro-LGBT Policy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2013 | College

A housing practice meant to help LGBT students feel safer and more comfortable living on campus may soon be banned at multiple public colleges in Nort...

Human Rights Abuses Not a Concern in the Ivy League

Andrew Longhi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

My college has appointed James Tengatenga, the diocesan bishop of southern Malawi, to a leadership position as "the moral spokesperson of the College." However, it is clear that the welfare of LGBT people is not a view that he holds.

Why LGBT Teachers Are Less Likely To Challenge Bullying At School Than Straight Teachers

Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Despite the ever-present challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face at school, a new study finds that gay teachers are act...

GLSEN and UNESCO Convene Global Safe Schools Activists to Support LGBT Youth

Ileana Jiménez | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Ileana Jiménez

In late June in Buenos Aires, the U.S.'s leading LGBT youth and education advocacy group, GLSEN, and UNESCO hosted a historic convening of groups from 20 countries to discuss cutting-edge research and activism that supports the lives of LGBT youth in K-12 schools globally.

USA's Characters Unite Campaign and CB2 Join Forces to Celebrate Pride

Toby Graff | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Toby Graff

We know that signs and parties in stores, and commercials on television, will not end hate and discrimination. We recognize that real and lasting progress takes years, not months. But by supporting GLSEN's work, we can help ensure safe schools and communities for many more students.

An Epidemic of Freedom at Biola University: The Christian 'Queer Underground' Comes Out

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I want to applaud them and suggest that Jesus would be proud of them. They understand Jesus' "third way" of nonviolent resistance to oppression and exclusion, and they are living this approach out, loud and proud.

Why Every University Should Recognize 'Lavender Graduation'

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

"Lavender graduation," also known as "rainbow graduation," first occurred at the University of Michigan in 1995 and honors the hardships, achievements, struggles and hopes and dreams of graduates and allies from the gay community.

Women's College Makes Breakthrough Move For Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Smith College's gender and sexuality advocacy organization Q&A recently delivered a petition with 4,000 signatures to the university's admission's off...

Student Group To Deliver Petition After All-Girl College Rejects Trans Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Calliope Wong, a transgender woman who was rejected as an applicant to Smith College, has inspired a petition with 4,000 signatures that will be del...

School's Out Forever: Laying The Ghost Of The Iron Lady's Section 28 To Rest

David Brown | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
David Brown

I left school in 2002, one year before Britain's Section 28 was repealed. For the entirety of my primary and secondary education, schools and teachers, banned from "promoting homosexuality," simply didn't discuss homophobia or highlight information that could have helped LGBT young people.