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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(…)

MI State Board of Education President Urges Support for LGBT Students

 Michigan’s Board of Education president has told policy makers and educators in Dearborn that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students should be acknowledged and embraced in school to help improve learning and life outcomes. John Austin spoke Thursday at a White House Summit on LGBT student issues at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Austin said research(…)