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Samford University Rejects Formation of LGBTQ+ Law Student Group

Samford University, a private Christian institution in Alabama, has rejected the formation of an LGBTQ+ organization on the grounds that it does not align...

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month, held in October, presents an important opportunity for individuals to honor milestones in LGBTQ+ rights and equality. The anniversaries of the...

Students, Staff Sue Seattle Pacific University Trustees Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Hiring Policies

A group of students and staff is suing six members of Seattle Pacific University’s (SPU) Board of Trustees over their continuation of the Christian...

Supreme Court Temporarily Upholds Recognition of LGBTQ+ Club at Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University, a private Orthodox Jewish university in New York, must recognize an LGBTQ+ club, reversing course from an earlier ruling from Justice Sonia...

LGBTQ+ Harvard Community Members Receive Threatening, Homophobic Emails

Several LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at Harvard University recently received threatening, homophobic emails from a group calling itself Harvard Straight Pride. The messages included...

LGBTQ+ Students Lead the Charge for Equal Rights at Religious Colleges...

Despite the progress that has been made to protect LGBTQ+ rights in higher education, many religious colleges and universities still have policies in place...

Proposed Title IX Regulations Seek to Strengthen LGBTQ+ Rights, Maintain Due...

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX in June, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited proposed changes to the...

Seattle Pacific University Suing State Over LGBTQ Discrimination Investigation

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently launched an investigation into Seattle Pacific University (SPU), a private Christian school, over its anti-LGBTQ hiring policy....

Students Demand Action Against UT Dallas Professor Who Made Homophobic Comments

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) announced this week that it will review and investigate numerous student complaints about a professor who...

UIdaho Must Rescind No-Contact Order Against Christian Students Accused of Harassing...

A federal judge has ordered the University of Idaho (UIdaho) to rescind a no-contact order issued against three student members of the Christian Legal...

Biden Administration Releases New Title IX Rules on Law’s 50th Anniversary

The Biden administration released a proposed overhaul of Title IX on Thursday, which marks the 50th anniversary of the law’s passage. The changes would undo much of...

Judge Orders Yeshiva University to Recognize LGBTQ Student Group

Yeshiva University (YU) will now be required to formally recognize an LGBTQ student group following a Tuesday ruling by a New York state judge. Judge...

Seattle Pacific Students, Faculty Protest Board’s Decision to Uphold Anti-LGBTQ Hiring...

Approximately 200 students, faculty, and staff at Seattle Pacific University staged a walkout Tuesday to protest the school’s reaffirmation of a hiring policy that...

The Negative Effects of Recent Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Spread to Higher Education

As LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate Pride, a cloud looms overhead. Across the country, conservative lawmakers are leveling legislative attacks...

Higher Education Reacts to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Legislation

Advocates worry that the new law, while aimed at K-12 education, will also have grave repercussions for the LGBTQ higher education community. On March 28,...

Veterans Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Eligible for All...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that veterans who were discharged under the former "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) U.S. military policy...

Bucknell University Launches Investigation into Attack on LGBTQ Student Community

Bucknell University officials announced they are investigating a recent incident of harassment against LGBTQ students on campus. In a letter to the campus community, officials...

Advancing LGBTQ Rights and Celebrating Triumphs

While the fight for LGBTQ rights is far from over, there have been many victories in ensuring protections and equal rights for this population...

Psychological Associations Demand LGBTQ Protections at Religious Colleges

Seventeen professional psychological associations recently issued a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education demanding greater federal protections for LGBTQ students at federally...

Mississippi Becomes First State to Ban Transgender Athletes from Competing in...

This week, Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation that bans transgender student-athletes from competing in women and girl's sports, making it the first state in the...

Public Policy Institute Uses Research to Advocate for LGBTQ Equality

Protecting the rights of LGBTQ  Americans is one of the greatest public policy challenges of the 21st century. While countless advocates and researchers struggle...

In Blow to LGBTQ Rights, Supreme Court Decides in Favor of...

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple did...

Trump Bans Transgender Recruits from Serving in the Military

President Donald Trump announced this week that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. The president made the...

Concern Over Transgender Students’ Health Increases Following Reversal of Title IX...

Civil rights groups, health experts, and state officials are warning that the Trump administration’s decision last Wednesday to reverse Title IX protections for transgender...

NCAA Announces Relocation of Events from North Carolina Due to Concern...

Citing the actions taken this year by North Carolina concerning the rights of LGBTQ individuals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Tuesday that...