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US Senate vote against LGBT protections in schools

US Senate vote against LGBT protections in schools

  The US Senate have failed to pass a bill which includes protections against discrimination for LGBT students in public schools. Democrat Senator Al Franken has been attempting to pass the legislation for years with very limited support. Franken has included his proposed changes in an amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act – […]

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Tasmanian ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation May Affect LGBT Students

Tasmanian ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation May Affect LGBT Students

Last week Tasmania passed new legislation that some are concerned will allow schools to discriminate against LGBT students and families. The lower house on Thursday passed an amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Act which would allow religious schools to consider faith when making enrollment decisions. Shortly after the legislation passed, the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights […]

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LGBT Advocates Dispute Abetz’ SSCA Claims

LGBT Advocates Dispute Abetz’ SSCA Claims

Peter Abetz last week made comments regarding the Safe Schools Coalition Australia program, stating that the anti-bullying initiative “a gay, lesbian, transgender lifestyle promotion program.” “The militant gay lesbian lobby is trying to get this into our schools to ‘normalise’ what they consider the LGBTI agenda.” he said during a presentation to Liberal MPs at […]

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Schoolboys Wear Skirts in Solidarity with Trans* Girl

Schoolboys Wear Skirts in Solidarity with Trans* Girl

Rio de Janeiro student Maria Muniz was fined by her school Colégio Pedro II for wearing a skirt. Because Muniz is transgender, the school did not recognise her as female, fined her and told her to only wear trousers in future. Nine days after the incident, Muniz’ classmates demonstrated their support for her by all […]

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Girl Outed as Gay by School Wins Payout

Girl Outed as Gay by School Wins Payout

Skye Wyatt, now 21, was outed to her mother by two softball coaches at her school in Kilgore, Texas six years ago. Her mother, Barbara Wyatt, sued the school for violating her daughter’s privacy. On Monday the school settled for $77 000 US dollars. In 2009, Skye Wyatt was 16 and had not yet told […]

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Abbott Launches Education Policy at Anti-Gay School

Abbott Launches Education Policy at Anti-Gay School

Tony Abbott has launched the coalition’s eduction policy this morning at a Sydney School that calls homosexuality an abomination and promotes that changing one’s gender is against the natural order of God. The Liberal Leader chose Sydney’s Penrith Christian School as the location to launch his eduction policy and talk about values. When questioned by […]

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California Increases Equality for Trans Students

California Increases Equality for Trans Students

A bill introduced in California now means that transgender students can use facilities at school based on their own gender identity rather than their biological gender. This includes the use of toilets and lockers rooms, as well as participating in sports teams that match their own gender recognition. State law already disallows discrimination based on […]

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