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UK Bi Teen Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
A British teenager, who identifies as bisexual, has come forward on social media to talk about about being attacked in what he believes was triggered by his sexual orientation.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Fla. School Won’t Expel Student for Protecting Gay Classmate

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 14, 2014
Officials from a Florida high school decided Monday not to expel a student who was suspended for protecting a gay student from a bully.

Student Crowned NC’s 1st Trans Homecoming King

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A 17-year-old Charlotte high school student became North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king Friday.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Maine Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Pupil

By David Sharp | Friday Jan 31, 2014
School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed to be the first of its kind.

UMKC to Host Gay, Lesbian, Tansgender Conference

Friday Jan 31, 2014
The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to host more than 2,500 college students from across the country next week for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference.

Court: Transgender Student’s Rights Were Violated

By David Sharp | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender fifth-grader should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice, Maine’s highest court ruled Thursday, concluding that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law.

Bullied Calif. Trans Student Charged With Battery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
A transgender high school student from Hercules, Calif., which is about 10 miles north of Berkeley, was recently charged with battery for a November fight despite claims that incident a provoked as a result of bullying against the trans student.