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Private Institutions in Florida Must Comply With Expanded Anti-Trans Law

Private colleges and universities in Florida must now adhere to a recently expanded law mandating that students, faculty, and staff members utilize restrooms and...

Bard’s Innovative LGBTQ+ Studies Program Prepares Future Leaders

As legislative attacks continue to threaten the rights and protections of LGBTQ+ students, an innovative new program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock aims...

Student Law Society Offers Legal Support to LGBTQ+ Community

State lawmakers around the country introduced over 525 anti-LGBTQ+ bills during the most recent legislative session, and more than 70 were signed into law,...

Rallying Campus Allies

Amid Relentless Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislative Resistance, Universities Must Do More to Support Their Campus Communities State lawmakers are introducing and passing a multitude of harmful legislative...

ALOK Named Inaugural Scholar in Residence at UPenn LGBT Center

Alok Vaid-Menon, a renowned gender-nonconforming, transfeminine writer and multimedia artist, will serve as the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn)...

Resource Hub Sees Spike in Demand as Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation Grows

Because of an intensified anti-LGBTQ+ political climate, the nonprofit organization and website platform InReach, which connects LGBTQ+ individuals to safe, verified resources such as...

Florida Bans Teaching of Gender Identity, Sexuality in K-12 Schools

The Florida Board of Education voted Wednesday to ban all classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in public K-12 schools, building on...

Students Protest After Texas University President Cancels Campus Drag Show

West Texas A&M University students protested Tuesday after the school’s president, Walter Wendler, canceled a campus drag show for promoting “derisive, divisive, and demoralizing...

Suicide Risk Greater Among LGBTQ+ Students with No Access to Mental...

Providing campus mental health services to college and university students who identify as LGBTQ+ can greatly reduce their risk of suicide, according to a...

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...

Expanding Student Data-Collection Efforts Can Help Create a More Equitable Campus

Data collection is an important tool for progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in higher education, but often that data is incomplete,...

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...

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...

First LGBTQ Student Organization Chartered at Baylor University

Baylor University, a private Christian institution in Texas, recently chartered the school’s first LGBTQ student organization, Prism. The decision marks a major milestone for...

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,...

Concordia University Chicago Students Protest Against Racism and Homophobia

On Tuesday, dozens of students at Concordia University Chicago, a Lutheran church-affiliated institution, protested over an alleged culture of homophobia and racism on campus...

Xavier University of Louisiana Celebrates First-Ever Pride Week

This week, Xavier University of Louisiana, a private historically Black Catholic institution, is celebrating its inaugural Pride Week to commemorate the LGBTQ community. To kick...

Universities Host National Coming Out Events

Colleges and universities across the country hosted campus events Monday to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Since 1987, the annual awareness day has been...

Former Liberty University Diversity Director Sues School for Discrimination

Liberty University is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee in the school's Office of Equity and Inclusion. LeeQuan McLaurin, who worked as an...

Supreme Court Grants Victory to Transgender Student Who Sued to Use...

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a previous lower court decision that declares a Virginia school district cannot force transgender students to use...