Gay rights/issues

Cleveland State University president criticized for lukewarm response to homophobic poster

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The president of Cleveland State University has been harshly criticized for defending free expression without speaking out against a flier that called for gay people to kill themselves.

Order on transgender troops could shake up service academies

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Military academies have had transgender students, but impact of president's shift is unknown.

More accommodations for transgender students on the horizon

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Colleges are starting to accommodate transgender students, but some are doing it better than others.

Higher ed leaders muted in response to Texas bathroom bill

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As Texas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education, most system leaders aren't saying much.

Beyond North Carolina, colleges add gender-neutral bathrooms to support transgender students

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Colleges around the country are adding facilities and adopting policies designed to help transgender students.

Cooper Union makes all bathrooms gender neutral

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As North Carolina bars many transgender people from using facilities that reflect their identities, Cooper Union makes all bathrooms gender neutral.

Gordon College maintains ban on 'homosexual practice,' creates human sexuality task force

Gordon College announces a new emphasis on helping LGBT students feel welcome, but doesn't budge on policy barring "homosexual practice."

Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Court ruling may help gay employees with partners in states without marriage equity

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Federal judge's ruling involving community college professor suggests new legal strategy for same-sex couples who work in public higher ed in states that ban gay marriage.

Study: Bathrooms, gender identity protection policies most important to transgender students

A new study finds that while the proper restrooms are important to transgender students, they want much more to feel comfortable on their campuses.

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