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U.S. Department of Justice Affirms Title IX Protection for Transgender Students

(Washington, DC, June 30, 2015)—Today, the Department of Justice affirmed that Title IX protects the right of transgender students to...

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Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

On February 27, 2015, California State Senator Mark Leno introduced Senate Bill 731 to give critical guidance to child welfare...

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NCLR Statement on the Loss of Leelah Alcorn

(San Francisco, CA, January 2, 2015)—Vigils will be held in Ohio tomorrow to remember 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn and to raise...

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A Fair Opportunity for Transgender Student-Athletes in Minnesota

The advertisement from the Child Protection League Action that appeared in several newspapers across Minnesota last Sunday—attacking the Minnesota High...

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Coming Out Against Conversion Therapy

Today, on National Coming Out Day, countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people around the world will find...

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The Case of Jane Doe: How Public Systems Fail Our Most Vulnerable Youth

The plight of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl in the custody of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF),...

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Title IX Protection of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

On April 29, 2014, the United States Department of Education (DOE) released guidance that will have a significant impact on...

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Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

(San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2014)—Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that...

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New Model Policy For the School Success and Opportunity Act Helps Schools Support All Students

(San Francisco, CA., February 13, 2014)—Today, the Support All Students campaign—including a broad coalition of nearly 100 state and national...

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Maine Supreme Court Supports Opportunities for Transgender Youth

Today, transgender students, their parents, and educators in California celebrated a Maine Supreme Court decision ensuring that all young people—including those who are transgender—should have the same opportunities to do well in school and graduate.

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