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LGBTQ+-related laws include but are not limited to: government recognition of same-sex relationships, LGBT adoption, sexual orientation and military service, immigration equality, anti-discrimination laws, hate crime laws regarding violence against LGBT people, sodomy laws, anti-lesbianism laws, and higher ages of consent for same-sex activity.

Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

By | May 29th, 2019|LGBTQ+|

BOSTON — Ever since El Martinez started asking to be called by the gender-neutral pronouns “they/them” in the ninth grade, they have fielded skepticism in a variety of forms and from a multitude of sources about what it means to identify as nonbinary.

There are faculty advisers on El’s theater crew who balk at using “they”

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THE FATAL SHOOTING OF MUHLAYSIA BOOKER IS PART OF A LARGER TREND OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANS WOMEN

By | May 21st, 2019|Hate Crimes, LGBTQ+|

The Dallas Police Department announced on Sunday that it had found a body early Saturday morning while responding to reports of a shooting. The department later identified the victim as Muhlaysia Booker, age 23.

Booker is one of five transgender women who have been killed in 2019. All five victims were black women, the Human Rights

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DOES THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT BAN DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBT PEOPLE? THE SUPREME COURT PLANS TO DECIDE.

By | April 23rd, 2019|LGBTQ+|

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear several cases deciding whether federal protections apply to LGBT people—specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

For each of these cases, the issue revolves around the meaning

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers

By | April 22nd, 2019|LGBTQ+|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and transgender workers. The law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language bars discrimination based on

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Journal Issues Revised Version of Controversial Paper That Questioned Why Some Teens Identify as Transgender

By | March 20th, 2019|LGBTQ+|

Following a review that lasted more than six months, the journal PLOS ONE has published a revised version of a controversial paper by a Brown University researcher on whether social media and the influence of friends lead some teenagers to identify as transgender — a theory that’s been dubbed Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.

The new version

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Dilemma for Methodist Colleges

By | March 11th, 2019|Education, LGBTQ+|

When delegates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted late last month to strengthen the church’s prohibitions on performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay and lesbian clergy, it was over the opposition of Methodist colleges and universities in the U.S.

The presidents of a group of 93 colleges and universities affiliated with the

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Equal Protection for Trans Students

By | March 7th, 2019|Education, LGBTQ+|

As presidents of two public community colleges, serving a combined 82,000 students in Maryland and Pennsylvania, we are concerned about news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is drafting policies that eliminate the concept of transgender persons.

It is easy to imagine how transgender students could face circumstances that require

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Transgender Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy is among many living ‘their truth’ on force

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBTQ+, Police & Community|

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Austin Guastalli never wanted to be “out and proud.”

Guastalli transitioned from female to male while on the force. He’s one of at least a dozen transgender deputies employed by the largest sheriff’s department in the nation, most of whom made the changes while on the job….

Los Angeles Daily News

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Under new law, training on transgender issues, sexual orientation will be required of many seeking to become law enforcement officers

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBTQ+, Police & Community|

Those training to become law enforcement officers and public safety dispatchers in California will soon learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the academy under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year.

Assembly Bill 2504, which was authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Cupertino), also ensures optional LGBTQ-specific educational training for officers already on

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How transgender inmates are treated has become a problem for police, so here’s what’s being done about it

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBTQ+, Police & Community|

Complaints from two transgender women who were housed on the male floor of the Long Beach City Jail have spurred local police to establish a new policy on the proper treatment of transgender people who’ve been taken into custody or who are encountered by officers in the field.

The new policy marks the latest move among

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