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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.

Gay-Straight Alliance Thrives in Unlikely Place

LOCAL | By Kalhan Rosenblatt | Sep 10
"Tolerance," is Jackie Reale’s least favorite word. The Florida Gulf Coast University senior is on a mission to change the way people think of the word, she says, is often confused with acceptance.

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.

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