South Florida's Broward County School District recently decided to recognize October's LGBT History Month in hopes of reducing bullying on its campuses.
The house, which will be home to at least 15 students, is likely to open in 2013 or 2014, administrators say.
The Milton Hershey School has settled a suit alleging it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it denied admission to a student because he has HIV.
Representatives for Florida A&M University say the school is not to blame for a rash of hazing that led to the death of drum major Robert Champion.
GLSEN's 2011 National School Climate Survey found that while LGBT students still face substantial barriers to equality, incidents of harassment due to sexual orientation are on the decline.
A substitute teacher in Washington was caught on tape joining students in physically harassing a 13-year-old boy. Now the boy's parents want the educator fired.