NCTE welcomes guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education which makes clear that the federal Title IX law prohibits discrimination against transgender students. The guidance, from the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), states: “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to(…)
Is it a violation of a 16-year-old’s rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime? Her treatment is appropriate and legal because she has “an extensive history of violence” against staffers and other residents of psychiatric facilities, according to the Connecticut(…)
A new study by England’s University of Westminster found what appears to be a disturbing uptick in the number of young gay men who find unprotected sex with a stranger “exciting.” The study, first published in Pink News, found that a staggering 70 percent of young gay men surveyed in London said they believed sex(…)
Researchers of what’s been deemed as “the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality” have discovered that lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in less open-minded communities have a shorter life expectancy. The Columbia University study, which was published online in the Social Science & Medicine journal, found(…)
LGBTs have long been known to smoke more than their straight counterparts and a new national report issued by the U.S. surgeon general backs that up: community members light up at a rate 65 percent higher than heterosexuals. The 32nd tobacco-related surgeon general’s report was released last week, on the anniversary of the office’s first(…)
California Legislature Passes Bill to Aid Transgender Californians with Name Changes, Identity Documents
Assembly Bill 1121, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins and co-sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center, passed the Assembly last week by a bipartisan vote of 56-18, with an
The Pentecostal minister did not talk much about the Bible and homosexuality.
What he did was sell his house and move into an apartment above a garage next to a residence for homeless people with
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Eager to sell your home? Be careful. Many people anxious to sell feel prepared–to find a buyer, negotiate a deal, pack up their belongings and relocate–only their home isn’t quite ready to put on …
If you’re considering a move to a new part of town, or a whole new state, gay realtor recommends you know what you’re getting into well before you buy real estate there.
Part of your due …