Gender Identity & Expression

Navigating the Evolving Field of Transgender Rights in Independent Schools (Part I)

Transgender rights are an evolving area of the law, where case law decisions are inconsistent at best. But one thing is clear—failing to proactively develop polices will create uncertainty and require unnecessary time and energy when questions ultimately arise. By Justin G. Weber and Brian H. Callaway | August 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM Brian Callaway, left, and […]

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Navigating the Evolving Field of Transgender Rights in Independent Schools: Part II

Private schools across the country continue to grapple with how to properly educate all students in light of still-developing issues regarding transgender rights, as well as continuing legal uncertainty about those rights. By Justin G. Weber and Brian H. Callaway | August 22, 2018 at 03:56 PM Brian H. Callaway, left, and Justin G. Weber, right, of Pepper […]

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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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