Tag Archives: LGBT youth

SCOTUS Rejects Appeal To Case That Set Precedent For Fourth Circuit Court’s Ruling On Transgender Rights

This is a major setback for supporters of North Carolina’s hate law: The Supreme Court announced Monday, over the dissent of one conservative justice, that it will not review a legal precedent key to an appeals court ruling last month requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity. The justices declined to take …

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Texas GOP Keeps Ex-Gay Torture In Platform

The Texas Observer reports: A Texas GOP committee rejected an effort Wednesday to remove support for so-called ex-gay therapy from the party’s platform, according to Jeff Davis, president of the LGBT group Log Cabin Republicans of Texas. Instead, the panel tweaked some language in the plank but left it mostly intact. At the party’s state convention in Dallas, Davis told …

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Franklin Graham: Trans Rights Are A Moral 9/11 That Can Only Be Stopped By White Jesus [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman has the transcript at Right Wing Watch: “The country is imploding,” he said. “We are seeing a moral implosion. Just like we saw the World Trade Center on 9/11 when the planes hit the tower, they imploded, they fell from within, and this is what’s happening to our country, we’re falling within. Our foundations have been weakened by …

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: We Won’t Yield To Obama’s Blackmail On Transgender Rights [VIDEO]

From the Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate: Top Republicans in America’s largest conservative state are ready to take on the issue of transgender rights and public restrooms, as thousands of party activists gather in Dallas for the Texas GOP convention. An Obama administration directive issued late Thursday amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina says public schools …

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Texas School Superintendent: Obama Ain’t My President And His Trans Letter Is Going Right In The Shredder

From the ABC affiliate in southeast Texas:  Port Neches-Groves Superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness on Thursday slammed the Obama administration’s expected letter which is set to tell districts to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choosing. Dr. Cavness did not mince words when telling 12News anchor Kevin Steele. “I got news for President Barack Obama. He ain’t my …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Senate Approves Ex-Gay Torture Ban With Backing Of Republican Majority Leader

The governor says she’ll sign it into law. The Concord Monitor reports: Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate reached an agreement late Thursday on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors after a debate over religious freedom nearly derailed the effort. “Who among us would want to be converted from the essence of who we are? …

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BREAKING: Feds To Tell Every Public School District Nationwide To Allow Restroom Rights For Trans Students

Whoa. From the New York Times: The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the …

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OREGON: State Issues New Guidelines Granting Sweeping Protections For Transgender Students

Oregon Live reports: Transgender students across Oregon should be able to use the bathrooms, names and pronouns they want, according to unprecedented guidelines released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. In a sweeping 15-page document the department issued what are likely to be controversial suggestions for Oregon educators — directing them to allow transgender females to play girls sports, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Leaders Denounce Justice Department’s “Radical Left Agenda” On Trans Rights

From the Associated Press: Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina’s Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state’s new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government. Gov. Pat McCrory and top state legislators were determining what steps to take after the U.S. Justice Department said in a letter Wednesday …

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ILLINOIS: Alliance Defending Freedom Sues School District & Feds Over Transgender Restroom Policy

Reuters reports: Dozens of families on Wednesday sued two federal agencies and a suburban Chicago school district over a policy they said disregards student privacy and safety by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Fifty-one families in the Palatine, Illinois, area sued the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Justice Department and Township High …

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Chicago Public School System Issues Guidelines Allowing Trans Students To Use Restroom Of Choice

From the Windy City Times: Chicago Public Schools, on May 3, issued revised guidelines pertaining to its transgender students, staff and volunteers, tackling head-on questions surrounding restroom and locker room use that have been vexing school districts across the country in recent months. The guidelines—which revise policies that CPS issued in 2014—explicitly state that students will be able to use …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Haters Sing “Yes Jesus Loves Me” To Silence Transgender Rights Supporter [VIDEO]

But there’s a happy ending (for now) below. From Myrtle Beach Online: More than 500 people gathered to protest and support Horry County Schools policy on transgender student bathroom use, and while the board was in executive session a conflict broke out between a policy supporter and protestors. The group occasionally broke out in song to silence the woman who …

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Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, a companion bill to HR 2450, introduced in the House of Representatives by Ted Lieu in 2015. The bill would define the provision of conversion therapy for profit as consumer fraud and, additionally, take Rep. Lieu’s bill …

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Ex-Gay Nutjob Christopher Doyle: Out Of Control LGBT Activists Want To Traumatize Kids In Bathrooms

“The LGBT lobby is like a kid in a candy store with unlimited credit. The kid is high on sugar and bouncing off the walls while demanding more, all the while disturbing the other customers. The North Carolina Legislature and Governor are the brave candy store owners by saying no, and now the kid is out of control and will …

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NORTH CAROLINA: At A Day Of Silence Walkout

GLSEN’s anti-bullying Day Of Silence was on Friday and Winston-Salem’s Fox affiliate reports on high school students that walked out in protest: On a day where thousands of people nationwide stayed silent in support of the LGBT community, another group gathered outside a local school for a prayer vigil in response. About 100 people joined in, on the outskirts of …

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TENNESSEE: Sponsor Pulls Anti-Trans Bill

The Tennessean reports: The House sponsor of a controversial bill that would require students in public school grades K-12 and higher education institutions to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth is delaying action on the bill until next year. Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, told The Tennessean on Monday that she plans on effectively killing her …

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New York City Pride Names Syrian Refugee & LGBT Activist Subhi Nahas Among 2016 Grand Marshals

Via press release from New York City Pride:  Heritage of Pride announced today three Grand Marshals for the 47th NYC Pride March. – Jazz Jennings is the 15-year-old honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation and the youngest Grand Marshal in NYC Pride history. Since her first appearance with her family at age 6 on 20/20, Jazz has become …

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COLORADO: GOP Kills Ex-Gay Torture Bill

The Associated Press reports: Colorado is not joining at least six states that ban or limit psychotherapy which seeks to change the sexual orientation of minors. The Republican majority on a state Senate panel voted against a bill Monday to limit so-called gay conversion therapy. The bill would have banned its use on people under 18. Research shows conversion therapy …

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Linda Harvey: Satan Loves GLSEN’s Perverted Marxist Spiritually-Molesting Anti-Bullying Day Of Silence

“The ‘Day of Silence’ is a stunning example of the widespread indoctrination of youth culture with trashy, deviant behavior masquerading as acceptable conduct. The GLSEN-sponsored pro-homosexual event is a well-developed exercise in cultural Marxism and, I have come to believe, a tragic symbol of the rapid demise of America. And ironically, it poses as a protest of ‘bullying.’ Satan is …

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TRAILER: A Road To Home

From the Ali Forney Center: Youth homelessness is one of the most severe disparities faced by the LGBT community. While comprising only about 5% of the overall youth population, LGBT youth make up 40% of the nation’s homeless youth population. The response to this crisis has been meager. While there are an estimated 500,000 homeless youths in the country, 200,000 …

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