A group of senators pushed back last week, saying there should be a publicly searchable database of Title IX exemption requests and responses, making the process more transparent.
We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.
Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.
The agreement with the Department of Education upholds the school district’s controversial policy to allow a transgender student to use the locker room that matches her gender identity, but only if she changes behind a curtain.
Through the journey of two young women we can learn more about this largely invisible issue, how programs like the Covenant House empower youth to take control of their lives, and how we—those of us more fortunate—can help.
Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.
The report charges that same-gender sexual orientation and variations in gender identity and expression are “part of the normal spectrum of human diversity and do not constitute a mental disorder.”
The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”
Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity.