The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a groundbreaking decision stating that employers must provide transgender employees access to restroom consistent with their gender identity and must refer to them by their proper name. The decision is a key next step towards …
Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director, will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2015, on behalf of same-sex couples who are currently being excluded from marriage. She will stand on behalf of the Michigan case DeBoer v. Snyder and the Kentucky case Love v. Beshear.…
At my high school, the Day of Silence was seen as an excuse for the football team to wear t-shirts with cruel slogans written on them and not get in trouble; things like “Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve” and worse, “Exit, not Entrance” on their backs with arrows pointing down. Needless to say, our school was not the most welcoming to LGBTQ kids.
Despite the threats and the public shaming (even from … Read More →
Data shows what experience and common sense tell us – it’s not easy being an LGBTQ youth in school. When we discuss LGBTQ student issues, we often focus on bullying and harassment by peers. It is equally important to expand the conversation to include bullying and harassment by schools as institutions. Unequal and unjust treatment of LGBTQ students also happens at the systemic level.
More than … Read More →
Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014
GSAs Can Make School Better
Want to make your school better? GSAs and other LGBTQ clubs can make middle school better for all students, including cutting down on transphobic and homophobic talk; helping transgender and gender non-conforming students feel safer; and helping teachers and students learn about LGBTQ issues. Plus, … Read More →