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Missouri school district must pay trans student $4 million after barring him from boys bathrooms

Justices determined that the plaintiff was discriminated against for having "female genitalia" when the district "does not speculate, inspect, or otherwise inquire as to the genitalia of other male students.”

Texas professors use anti-trans slurs and call nonbinary students 'delusional' in Title IX lawsuit

Two University of Texas professors are suing the Biden Administration for including transgender students in anti-discrimination policies.

Meet the gay man who will be Tennessee's first out LGBTQ+ school board member

Zach Young is running unopposed for his seat in the state's third district, solidifying his spot in history.

Over 20 Republican-led states are challenging Biden admin's LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Department of Education says sex discrimination includes anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. More than 20 Republican attorney generals disagree.

Forced outing leads to high depression rates among LGBTQ+ youth, yet legislation persists

Eleven states currently either mandate or "promote" the forced outing of LGBTQ+ students, despite the proven harm to their health.

New Biden administration Title IX rule protects transgender students’ bathroom & pronoun use at school

The updated rules enhance protections against discrimination based on sex, including for LGBTQ+ students, but leave the issue of transgender athletes’ participation in sports for further review.

Democrats introduce resolution in support of LGBTQ+ youth

The resolution demands "equal educational opportunity, basic civil rights protections, and freedom from erasure."

'Florida has a First Amendment problem' — judge rules trans teacher can use 'Ms.'

A federal judge has ruled that a trans woman teacher forced to go by "Mr." can return to going by "Ms." and use female pronouns in the classroom.

A bridge, a split rail fence, a high school bathroom, and skin all raw

Jane Clementi and Judy Shepard talk about the pain of losing an LGBTQ+ child in the wake of Nex Benedict’s tragic death

Missouri Republicans want to force teachers to register as sex offenders for supporting trans students

Missouri's House Bill 2885 would send teachers who use students' chosen names and pronouns to prison for up to five years.

Nex Benedict's death spurs student walkout at his Oklahoma high school over anti-LGBTQ+ bullying

While the protest aimed to shed a light on bullying against LGBTQ+ students, organizers also set out to let queer youth know they're not alone.

'It could have been me': At Oklahoma vigil for Nex Benedict, mourners call for action

The crowd roared as LGBTQ+ activists demanded the removal of State Superintendent of Schools Ryan Walters.

Youth mental health crisis calls in Oklahoma skyrocket after Nex Benedict’s death

Trans and nonbinary youth in Oklahoma are suffering from the news of the death of a bullied high school sophomore.

Georgia hearing: Only anti-trans proponents allowed to speak; those against raise hands

In a hearing in Georgia on Senate Bill 88, a bill that restricts LGBTQ+ curriculum in schools, Republicans only allowed people from Gays Against Groomers and Log Cabin Republicans to speak.

North Carolina's 'don't say gay' law and anti-trans sports statute challenged by activists

The Campaign for Southern Equality filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying these statutes violate federal law.

Utah Gov. signs anti-trans bathroom bill, which advocates say is 'harassment in the most private of settings'

HB 257 defines a “women’s bathroom” and “men’s bathroom” as spaces exclusively designated for females and males, and includes criminal penalties for those found in violation.

Missouri Republicans add trans bathroom ban to 'parents' rights' education bill

"It is a statewide issue that your biological sex matches which locker room and which restroom you're going into," said Republican Sen. Nick Schroer.

California Judge Halts School Policy Outing Trans Students for Now

The judge found the policy violated the state constitution by discriminating based on the student’s sex.

Idaho's Transgender Bathroom Ban to Take Effect After Judge's Ruling

The law will take effect next month.