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Texas Lt. Gov. Doesn't Seem Interested In How Colleges Treat Trans Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow t...

Texas' No. 2 Leader Wants To Give Up Billions To Discriminate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday his state would give up all federal education funding in order to avoid complying with the gender equity law Ti...

Obama Administration Warns Schools To Allow Transgender Access To Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration on Friday told schools and colleges nationwide they must allow transgender students access to bathrooms consistent with their...

Samantha Lachman

Women's Colleges Are Admitting Trans And Gender-Fluid Applicants. Now What?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2015 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ten years ago, Erin Armstrong was forced to drop out of college in Utah because her parents refused to pay her tuition when she cam...

The Realities Of Being A Transgender Teen

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Laura Bartusiask, Woodla...

Fixing Society in the Wake of Leelah Alcorn's Death Will Take Empathy and Understanding From Loved Ones

The OpEd Project | Posted 03.18.2015 | Teen
The OpEd Project

When kids come home from school feeling unwanted, they should be able to come home feeling accepted for who they are. This tragedy should not have happened, but because it has, parents should be more aware of their kids' feelings.

Minnesota Governor Unloads On 'Hate Mongering' Against Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

Gov. Mark Dayton (D) slammed opponents of the Minnesota State High School League's vote this week to allow transgender students to play on girls' spor...

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

This U.S. All-Female College Just Made Transgender History

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For the first time in its 162 years as a school of higher education, one all-women's college will consider an application from any individual who self...

A Transgender Student Who Was Reportedly Banned From Her School Receives Good News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender student who was reportedly told she would not be allowed back at school because of her new gender identity scored a victory Monday eveni...

The Challenges Of Coming Out As Transgender While In College

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Activist and musician Joanna Blackhart recalled the experience of coming out as transgender at a Catholic university in Texas as part of an interview ...

The Power of Language

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Heading off to debate camp, it did not really occur to me to worry about my safety as a transgender teenager staying in the dorms of a New England University for five weeks. But on the second day, my roommate said the unthinkable.

Transgender Student Claims Prejudice and Harassment by North Carolina College

Alexa Diaz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Diaz

Andraya Williams and Laverne Cox are pictured together in February. (Image Credit: Sarah Demarest) More than one hundred supporters of Andraya Willia...

Transgender Student Denied Request To Live In All-Male Dorm

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

A transgender college sophomore who identifies as male has been barred from living in all-male dorms, and now his lawyer has lodged a federal complai...

Knock on Wood

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I adopted that familiar incantation from my youth, using it on a daily basis as an insurance policy for the worries and fears I had for Sam that were accidentally spoken out loud.

Colo. School Board Member Doesn't Believe In Homosexuality, Transgender

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado school board member who found herself in hot water when she said that transgender students would need to be castrated before the student co...

An Open Letter to Katherine Svenson of the Delta County School Board

Dannie Dobbins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dannie Dobbins

As a transgender student and a GLSEN Student Ambassador, I am deeply hurt by the statements that you made. Your word choice was not only vulgar, but very offensive. You are dehumanizing transgender students and stripping the legitimacy of their perceptions of themselves.

School Board Member: Trans Students Need 'Castration'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado school board member is facing criticism after she said that transgender students would need to be castrated before the student could use th...

Holding the Line on Transgender Student Protections

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just as the religious right began learning in 1998 that legislating against marriage equality was a winning issue for them, the current attempt to repeal A.B. 1266 is effectively a test marketing of a new brand of anti-LGBT hate. If they win, you can expect a wave of bills targeting transgender people.

My Letter to the Trustees of the La Feria Schools on the Handling of Jeydon Loredo's Yearbook Photo

Isaac Ruiz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Isaac Ruiz

Jeydon is, from the point of view of his family and his health provider, a young man. But the school has presented Jeydon with a Hobson's choice: If he agrees to dress as a woman, he will be untrue to himself and basically agree that there is something wrong with being who he is.

Why Transgender People Belong in Your Bathrooms

Rye Silverman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rye Silverman

We exist, and there is nothing scary or dangerous about us. We don't just belong in your spaces; they are our spaces too. We belong.

I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

We need the full resources of every LGBT organization in the country. We need all our self-proclaimed allies to start speaking up, calling out those who deal in falsehoods and half-truths. We need to educate the public. I'm going to.

Dress Codes and Other Sorry Excuses for Policing Identity

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marianne Mollmann

Dress codes facilitate abuse, first by enforcing the notion that there is a "right" and a "wrong" way to dress, and that transgressers can and should be punished, and secondly by normalizing the punishment. There is no legitimate reason for this.

The Fundamentals of Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The opposition is very confused about the differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. But the problem is more fundamental: Most Americans do not have a basic understanding of human biology and reflexively equate "biology" and "sex" with genitals.

Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?