Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet
December 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet

Amir Moini

A new initiative by Teach for America strives to give educators the resources to break down the closet door.

READ: 9-Year-Old Girl's Adorable Letter to Newly Out Gay Teacher
December 17 2014 6:16 PM ET

READ: 9-Year-Old Girl's Adorable Letter to Newly Out Gay Teacher

Sunnivie Brydum

Clearly, this teacher has done something right when teaching his young students about acceptance.

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Athletics Policy
December 17 2014 2:46 PM ET

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policy

Mitch Kellaway

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a trans-inclusive athletics policy this week — before any trans students came forward to request the change.

Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools
December 12 2014 5:25 PM ET

Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools

Stevie St. John

'Gay history starts with Sodom and Gomorrah,' Fischer said in a rant against a law requiring California schools to teach about the historic contributions of LGBT people.

WATCH: Ark. School Nixes Lesbian Student's Homecoming Speech
December 08 2014 3:08 PM ET

WATCH: Ark. School Nixes Lesbian Student's Homecoming Speech

Trudy Ring

Quitman High School canceled the entire program of speeches even after the lesbian student agreed to revise hers.

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy
December 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Mitch Kellaway

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

Bullied Calif. Boy Commits Suicide
December 05 2014 9:49 PM ET

Bullied Calif. Boy Commits Suicide

Trudy Ring

Ronin Shimizu was teased by schoolmates for being a cheerleader, which they said made him "gay."

Trans Teen Wins $75K in School Restroom Discrimination Lawsuit
December 05 2014 1:38 PM ET

Trans Teen Wins $75K in Landmark School Discrimination Suit

Mitch Kellaway

After a five-year battle that started in elementary school, Nicole Maines will be leaving a lasting legacy for all trans students as she graduates high school.

Obama Administration Endorses Trans-Inclusive School Policies
December 05 2014 1:08 PM ET

Obama's Dept. of Ed. Endorses Trans-Inclusive Schools

Mitch Kellaway

Trans advocates are 'thrilled' that the Department of Education has officially answered questions about trans students' access to single-sex school activities and sports.

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?
December 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?

Lance Cox and Lott Hill

Administrators tacitly assume trans students will do the legwork. Trans students demand that uninformed administrators know how to operate without institutional protocols in place. If the two don't talk, one thing is guaranteed: Trans students lose out.

Second Transphobic Ad Hits Press as Minn. Debates Student Athlete Policy
December 01 2014 7:04 PM ET

Minn. Paper Publishes Transphobic Ad — Again

Dawn Ennis

The ad is designed to stoke the unfounded fear that transgender athletes will take cisgender (nontrans) girls' places on school teams.

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive
November 19 2014 4:39 PM ET

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Safer

Mitch Kellaway

Inspirational trans organizer Eli Erlick was awarded a Peace First fellowship to continue her important work with Transgender Student Education Resources.

9 Tweets to Celebrate Trans Awareness Week
November 19 2014 11:55 AM ET

9 Tweets to Celebrate Trans Awareness Week

Mitch Kellaway

See how these trans advocates, students, and allies brought visibility to their trans community members this week.

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