Gender Identity & Expression

Fifty Shades of Gay

iO Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum — and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Which presents […]

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7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/causes/7-ways-title-ix-protects-college-students.html By: Emily Zak October 7, 2017 About Emily Follow Emily at @EmilyEZak For 45 years, Title IX has helped protect students from gender discrimination but recently the Trump Administration has been tweaking guidelines for the influential civil rights law. First, Betsy DeVos’ Education Department withdrew protections for transgender students. Now, sexual assault survivors have to work harder to prove their assault […]

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Obama administration links bathroom bills to Title IX funds

CNN Source: http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/obama-administration-to-issue-guidance-on-transgender-bathrooms/39525156 (CNN) —The Obama administration will issue guidance Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. A joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice will go out to schools on Friday with guidelines to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment,” […]

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Dept. of Education: Yes, Title IX Protects Trans Students

The federal Department of Education will formally release new guidance for schools about Title IX’s implications for transgender students on Friday.  BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM MAY 13 2016 1:02 AM EDT UPDATED MAY 13 2016 1:10 AM EDT The Department of Education is poised to release on Friday its most detailed guidelines to date explaining the […]

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Preferred Name Information

For schools working with students transitioning,  the issue of name change can be a complicated one. Laws vary from state to state. Here is how one university handles name changes. Source: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/preferrednames.php Preferred Names Statement of commitment to inclusion In support of the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment to providing an equitable and safe experience for students […]

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