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Colleges Offering Scholarships for LGBT Students

Some colleges are offering LGBT students scholarships. Credit: Getty Looking for a college experience that will embrace your lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender child? Some schools are making it known that they accept diversity --...Colleges are showing they respect diversity by offering LGBT students scholarships.

Mother of 13-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide Urges Schools to Prevent Bullying

After years of enduring anti-gay harassment at school, Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself from a plum tree in his family's back yard. For years, Seth's mother, Wendy Walsh, tried to get Tehachapi, Calif., school district officials to do something...A mother reads her son's suicide note and describes the unbearable harassment at school that contributed to his death.

Proposed Bill Would Incorporate LGBT Info in Public School Curriculum

The new bill would rewrite the history books to include LGBT history and contributions. Credit: Corbis
Abraham Lincoln. Rosa Parks. John F. Kennedy. Harvey Milk?
If a California state senator has his way, the state's public schools...
The California bill would require gay history to be added to the books.

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
It may get better, but for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, it's still...
The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

Cher Discusses Acceptance as Mother of Transgender Son

If she could turn back time, Cher just might change a few things in the way she parented her children, but she wouldn't change a thing about who her children are. "Like most working mothers, they never feel like they're doing a good job...If she could turn back time, Cher just might change a few things in the way she parented her children, but she wouldn't change a thing about who her children are.

Arkansas School Board Member Will Wear Purple If Gay People Commit Suicide

An Arkansas school board member posted a message on his Facebook page implying that he wants gay people to commit suicide. To be more specific, this is what Clint McCance, who serves on the school board in the Midland school district in...The Arkansas Department of Education quickly condemned Clint McCance's remarks.

Gay Kids Tell Their Stories in CRISIS

When I first started reading CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay In America, I did not expect any great revelations. Having grown up in San Francisco to become an outspoken supporter of...

Florida Ban on Gay Adoptions Ruled Unconstitutional

For thirty years, gays and lesbians have been prohibited from adopting in Florida. Thanks to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman, however, that is no longer the case. The decision came about as a result of a suit filed by Frank Gill who, along...

Kindergartners pledge to be nice to gay students

You would probably agree that it is important to teach our children to be nice to others, to be accepting of differences and to stand up to those who aren't. But do you think it can ever be too early for certain lessons? Like, for example, asking...

Will schools expel children of gays and lesbians?

Proponents of California's proposition 8 have put out a lot of misinformation, focusing mainly on schools; they claim that unless proposition 8 passes, California public schools will have to start teaching kids that they can only marry someone of the...

Chicago mayor puts gay high school on hold

The Chicago Board of Education put plans for the Social Justice Pride Campus, a high school intended to serve gay and lesbian students, on hold yesterday by putting off a vote on the matter until the middle of November. Although the mayor insisted...

Parents ask that their daughter be treated the same

We all, I'm sure, do our best to treat our children fairly and equally. It is, really, the right thing to do. We don't give one kid a pony for their birthday and the other a pair of socks, we don't take one on vacation and leave the other with the...

Kentucky court nixes second-parent adoption

So say you're in love with someone. Totally and completely. And not just them, but their kids too. So you want to get married and legally adopt the kids. But there's a problem. Perhaps you're disabled and, if you marry, you'll lose your disability...

LGBT high school planned for Chicago

In order to provide a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning high school students, the Chicago public school system is considering opening a high school specifically for LQBTQ students. Attendance at the new school...

Florida Principal not so much a pal

It cost the school district over $300,000 in legal fees, sent teachers to sensitivity training, and trampled the constitutional rights of students, and yet, many in the Florida community of Ponce de Leon still support principal David Davis' "witch...

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