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As Attention Grows, Transgender Children’s Numbers Are Elusive

By | May 18th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The Obama administration’s directive last week instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with has set off an intense debate.

Many politicians and parents have raised alarms about privacy and warned of predatory boys

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Catholic school in San Francisco lets transgender teacher keep job

By | May 16th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

A teacher who came out as a transgender man at a Catholic high school in San Francisco has been allowed to keep his job by the order of the nuns that runs the school.

An order of the Sisters of Mercy announced its support for Gabriel Bodenheimer, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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Analysis Administration’s push for transgender rights likely to succeed, perhaps with a boost from Scalia

By | May 16th, 2016|LGBT|

The Obama administration’s push to apply 1960s and 1970s equal-rights laws to the transgender community is likely to win favor in federal courts and may even get a surprising assist from the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-transgender-legal-analysis-20160513-snap-story.html

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A transgender 9-year-old tells her story

By | May 16th, 2016|LGBT|

The 9-year-old is growing up. She used to play with Barbies. Now she’s the class treasurer of her West L.A. elementary school. She plays girls volleyball, paints her nails and likes to challenge herself on Minecraft.

She’s also transgender.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Schools offer lessons on accommodating transgender students

By | May 16th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

SAN FRANCISCO >> From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.

 

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20160514/schools-offer-lessons-on-accommodating-transgender-students

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/us/charter-driven-gains-in-new-orleans-schools-face-a-big-test.html?hpw&rref=education&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

By | May 10th, 2016|LGBT|

RALEIGH, N.C. — The nation’s clash over the rights of transgender people escalated sharply on Monday as Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina and the Justice Department sued each other, testing the boundaries of federal civil rights laws in a dispute over public restroom access.

 

Read more in The New York Times.

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Federal Judge Upholds North Carolina Voter Rules

By | April 26th, 2016|LGBT|

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge on Monday upheld sweeping Republican-backed changes to election rules, including a voter identification provision, that civil rights groups say unfairly targeted African-Americans and other minorities. The ruling could have serious political repercussions in a state that is closely contested in presidential elections.

Read more in The New York Times.

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Students and protesters clash over LAUSD’s 15-stall gender-neutral bathroom

By | April 21st, 2016|Education, LGBT|

LOS ANGELES — Security was ramped up at Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles today, one day after some students clashed with protesters who rallied outside the campus to protest the recent opening of a gender- neutral bathroom on the campus.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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