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British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 10
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.

UMKC to Host Gay, Lesbian, Tansgender Conference

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.

Lawsuit: Gay Students Bullied in Miss. District

NATIONAL | By Holbrook Mohr | Dec 18
A lawsuit filed Tuesday says gay students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.

Middle School Gay-Student Club Fights Bullying

LOCAL | Nov 12
Educators at a Fort Worth middle school have formed an alliance between gay and straight students in response to bullying on school campuses.

Calif. Teen Sets Agender Student’s Skirt Set on Fire

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 7
A California student who identifies as the non-binary ’agender’ orientation is recovering from severe leg burns after being set on fire by another teenager on a bus.

Gay Teen Who Ripped Out Bible Pages Suspended by Texas School

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 5
A gay teen who was suspended by the Birdville Independent School District in Texas after ripping out pages of his Bible to protest anti-gay bullying got some help when the American Humanist Association filed a complaint on his behalf.

Baltimore Frat Under Fire for Allegedly Rejecting Gay Pledge

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A fraternity at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, is under investigation after its officials allegedly rejected a gay pledge.

Expelled Gay College Student Battles for Withheld Transcripts

NATIONAL | By David Perry | Jun 29
Thanks to an online petition, the plight of a young woman expelled from her university for her sexuality, has since brought into focus the anti-gay discriminatory practices some private universities use in the name of religion.

Education Bill ReWrite Would Protect Gay Students

NATIONAL | By Philip Elliott | Jun 5
Buried in the proposed rewrite of the nation’s massive education law are protections for gay and lesbian students that its supporters liken to the landmark 1972 protections for the rights of female athletes in high school and college.

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