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Transgender Student Maintains Locker Room Access in Illinois District

More than 600 people attended the emergency  board meeting to discuss an agreement that would allow a transgender student to use her gender-identified locker room. (Jenn Stanley/RH Reality Check)

Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.

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Illinois School District Reaches Controversial Agreement on Transgender Student’s Locker Room Access

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.

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.

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The Obama Administration’s Slow, Steady March Toward Transgender Rights

Despite the defeat of Houston's equal rights ordinance the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.

Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.

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Illinois School District Claims ‘Privacy’ in Transgender Discrimination Case

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student's use of the locker room.

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student’s use of the locker room.

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Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Discriminate Against Transgender Youth

The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.

The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.

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Laws to Protect LGBTQ Students Fail to Gain Traction on Federal or State Levels

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

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Girl Scouts Council Returns $100,000 From Anti-Transgender Donor

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls.

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Justice for Leelah Alcorn Goes Beyond Standing Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

If, in the broader sense, conversion therapy is any set of actions designed to convince trans people to abandon our genders and sexes, governments large and small are the biggest offenders out there.

If, in the broader sense, “conversion therapy” is any set of actions designed to convince trans people to abandon our genders and sexes, governments large and small are the biggest offenders out there.

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Legal Wrap: Another Grand Jury Fails to Indict, Supreme Court Ponders Online Harassment

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner's death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

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U.S. Department of Education Memo Protects Transgender Students From Discrimination

A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.

A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.

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