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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...

Are We Ready for the All-Gender Bathroom?

Paul Florez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

In the months that followed The New School has added even more gender-neutral facilities throughout campus and I'm proud to be part of a school that is redefining the norms and values both its male and female students equally.

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...

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?

Obama: No Help For Gay Students Cut Off By Parents After Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said there are no "special laws" planned to help students who come out to their parents and are cut off from funding for colleg...

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...

Court Rules Coaches Did Not Invade Gay Teen's Privacy By Outing Her

Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

An appeals court ruled last week that two high school softball coaches who outed a gay student to her mother did not violate the teen's right to priva...

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.

Teaching And Learning In Darkness And Light

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHe was the only openly gay student I'd ever taught, and I admired him for having the courage to stand up to a pretty homophobic culture in South L.A., but otherwise he made no impression on me. He seemed, not surprisingly, content to be invisible -- and I'm ashamed to say that I was content to let him be.

Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBT Students In New York Schools

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The state of New York may have a comparatively liberal attitude towards its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents. But a new poll su...

Popularity, Heterosexism and Girls' School Success

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?

And The No. 1 Spring Break 'Gaycation' Destination Of 2013 Is...

Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Scores of gay college students will no doubt be taking a break from the books and flocking to Fort Lauderdale over the next few weeks, as the city tak...

Do School Board Policies Really Help Protect LGBT Students?

Peter DeWitt | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

State laws, codes of conduct and school board policies are great first steps in the process of safeguarding and bringing equality to LGBT students. However, they are not enough. School superintendents and principals must do their part by creating inclusive school environments.

Christian Radio Host Says Gay-Inclusive Curricula To Blame For Falling Test Scores

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A radio host for conservative Christian group American Family Association claims that gay-inclusive curricula is to blame for falling test scores in s...

LGBT Kids, You Do Have A Purpose!

Annette Gross | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Annette Gross

The focus of the "You Have a Purpose Project" is to let LGBT kids know that they do have a purpose and that we care. There is something visceral about seeing someone's expression and hearing another person's voice when they tell you that you matter.

'Gay-Free' Prom Frenzy Sparks Backlash At Indiana High School

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Students and staff at an Indiana-based high school are trying to quickly distance themselves from the international media frenzy over one local group'...

LOOK: Gay West Point Cadet Escorts His Boyfriend To Winter Formal

Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A beautiful photo of a West Point cadet escorting his boyfriend to a winter formal is making the blogosphere rounds. The photo appears on the Face...

Teen's Surprise Admission During Acceptance Speech Sent Room Wild

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A New Jersey teen took to his school's highest platform earlier this month, announcing he was LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) to his enti...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To The Point Foundation

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Alex, 19, From Minneapolis (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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University Of Iowa Makes Historic Move For LGBT Undergraduates

Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

In an apparent effort to send a welcoming signal to all incoming students, the University of Iowa has announced the addition of questions on sexual or...

Great News For LGBT Students At Notre Dame

Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices

Great news for Notre Dame's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student body: officials have announced plans for university-recognized LGBT student...

Help GLSEN Win $1 Million To Ensure Safe Schools For All Students

Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has been selected to participate in the American Giving Awards program, presented by Chase, with...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Dawaune, 18, From Omaha (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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