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Harvey Milk Day Evvents Scheduled in San Francisco

San Francisco will have two events to commemorate Harvey Milk Day this year, which falls on Sunday, May 22 and would have been the slain gay supervisor’s 86th birthday. The state of California held the first Milk Day on May 22, 2010 to mark the birthday of the first out politician elected to public office(…)

Germany Anti-gay Law: Plan to Rehabilitate Convicted Men

  Germany is set to annul the convictions of gay men under a law criminalising homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-war Germany. Justice Minister Heiko Maas is to overturn the convictions and create a “right to compensation”. About 50,000 men were convicted between 1946 and 1969, under a 19th-Century law that the Nazis had(…)

Justice And Education Departments Issue Trans Rights Guidelines To All Public Schools Nationwide

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance today to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex. Recently, questions have arisen from school districts, colleges and universities, and others about transgender students and(…)

Study Finds Transgender College Students at Higher Risk for Suicide Attempts After Denial of Access to Bathrooms, Appropriate Housing

Transgender university and college students are at a significantly higher risk for suicide attempts when their campus experience includes being denied access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus housing, a Georgia State University study finds. “An alarmingly high proportion of the transgender individuals participating in this study – 46.5 percent – had a history of attempted(…)