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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...

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...

International Transgender Day of Visibility Will Be Held on March 31

March 31, 2021, will mark the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). The event celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and...

While Supreme Court Weighs LGBTQ Equality, Some States Are Ahead on...

The United States Supreme Court is currently in the process of deciding whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which...

LGBTQ Community and Allies Urged to Stay ‘Visible and Vigilant’ as...

Friday, June 28 marks the 50thanniversary of the start of the Stonewall riots, a watershed moment in the fight for LGBTQ civil rights. As...

Girls Track Team Members File Title IX Complaint, Say Transgender Athletes...

Three members of a girls high school track team in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights complaint against a state policy allowing transgender...

Revised List of Mental Health Disorders Affects Transgender, Higher Education Community

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved several major revisions to its list of diagnosable medical conditions, known as the International Classification of Diseases and...

Supreme Court Allows Transgender Military Ban to Go into Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court declared on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender service members shall go into effect, at least for...

Fluid Admissions: Women’s Colleges Adjust Admissions Policies to Be More Inclusive...

Although co-ed colleges and universities are evaluating their policies to ensure that admissions practices do not discriminate against transgender and gender-nonconforming students, the challenge...

TOEING THE LINE: Christian Colleges Send Mixed Signals to LGBTQ+ Students

According to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, 49 percent of Christian millennials believe that LGBTQ+ identities should be accepted — an...

LGBTQ Pride Month

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, INSIGHT Into Diversity recognizes six activists who have advanced equality for the LGBTQ community.  A self-described “black lesbian mother...

Training Medical Students to Meet Transgender Healthcare Needs

The healthcare needs of people with diverse backgrounds, gender identities, and ages may differ, but every individual requires access to the same basic services,...

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...

Trans Students Welcome: Is Your University Truly Inclusive?

“We want you, you belong here, we’re ready for you.”  This was not the message Brian Buford received when he came out as a graduate...

Judge Blocks Federal Action on Transgender Students’ Bathroom Access, Appeal Expected

On Sunday, a federal judge prevented the Obama administration from imposing a mandate requiring all public schools to offer students the choice of which...

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Improves Access to Healthcare and Careers

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Words Matter: Affirming Gender Identity Through Language

The language of transgender identity is constantly evolving as more people embrace gender classifications that fall outside the traditional male-female binary. With such rapidly...

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Issue Guidance to Ensure Transgender...

On Friday, the Obama administration issued a letter to every public school district in the country directing them to allow transgender students to use...

Gov. McCrory, Justice Department Sue Each Other Over North Carolina Bathroom...

On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded to a letter issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, which urged the state to drop...

Justice Department Says UNC in Violation of Title IX

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to the University of North Carolina (UNC) System on Wed., May 4, warning that by complying...

Improving Access to Healthcare for Transgender Individuals

When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name and appearance last year, the event shined a light on the transgender...

Three University Employees Sue North Carolina Over Anti-LGBTQ Law

North Carolina last week passed sweeping anti-LGBTQ legislation that includes a ban on transgender people accessing public bathrooms and locker rooms that do not...

Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ Bill After Intense Criticism

Under pressure from both LGBTQ organizations and local corporations, on Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced his decision to veto a bill that many...

Setting the Bar: Transgender Inclusion in College Sports

Renee Richards, Lana Lawless, Mianne Bagger, Fallon Fox, Michelle Dumaresq, and Caitlyn Jenner. These are a few of the names of transgender athletes from...

UT Knoxville at Odds with State Conservatives Over Inclusive Language

The University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville is under fire from some state residents after its Office for Diversity and Inclusion posted a guide to...

Barnard Becomes Latest Women’s College to Admit Transgender Women

Barnard College announced it will begin accepting applications from those who “consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them...