20th June 2014
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
6th May 2014
Petition calls for Michael Gove to add HIV to compulsory sex education topics 7
1:40 PM — A petition has been started calling on the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove to ensure that young people are educated on HIV.
29th April 2014
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
21st April 2014
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 5
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
4th April 2014
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
22nd December 2013
US: California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law 5
10:58 AM — A California organisation who claimed to have gathered enough signatures to ballot a new law supporting trans students is now filing a lawsuit against the state government, after officials found that only 77 percent of the signatures actually qualified.
12th November 2013
US: California organisation claims to have enough signatures to ballot trans bathroom rights law 1
2:35 PM — A California organisation attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms now claims it has enough signatures to place the new law back on the ballot.
6th October 2013
US: Trans student banned from Christian university for ‘engaging in fraud’ and ‘concealing identity’ 10
3:11 PM — A trans student in California has been banned from a Christian university after administrators revoked her application, claiming she was engaged in "fraud" because of her gender identity.
17th September 2013
National Student Pride moves to London for 2014 2
4:38 PM — After five years in Brighton, it's been announced Student Pride 2014 will take place in London on 21-23 February.
13th August 2013
Straight Pride UK uses US copyright law to remove critical article 25
4:39 PM — Anti-gay campaign group Straight Pride UK has used US copyright law to remove an article on a British student blogger’s website.
5th July 2013
Labour leader Ed Miliband visits school praised for its fight against homophobic bullying 4
4:34 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has visited a school praised for its work on homophobic bullying to discuss the issue with students and parents.
26th April 2013
US: Fourth grade student on equal marriage: ‘If it creeps you out just get over it’ 5
6:22 PM — An essay by a fourth grade student in the US which was posted on the internet has gone viral, as it tells opponents to equal marriage to "get over it", if it "creeps them out".
3rd April 2013
US: Alabama lawmakers urged to repeal law which requires schools to teach that being gay is illegal 8
11:01 PM — Alabama lawmakers have come under pressure to repeal a law which technically requires schools to incorrectly teach students that being gay is illegal, and that it is "not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public."
Canada: Teen granted permission to put up gay-straight alliance posters 4
10:42 PM — A Canadian teenager in Manitoba who previously voiced his support for a bill to allow gay-straight alliances in his school district has won the right to put up posters for the club at his school.
2nd April 2013
Texas: Parents of gay teenage suicide victim drop school district lawsuit 8
1:13 PM — The parents of gay teenage suicide victim Asher Brown have decided to drop their lawsuit against their son's former school district.
16th February 2013
US: School District relaxes policy blocking student access to LGBT information websites 4
2:00 AM — A change in policy by the Clark County School District, which allows students access to information websites on LGBT issues, has been welcomed by civil rights groups.
8th February 2013
Trans woman student abused and shoved out of toilets at Leeds University 268
3:13 PM — A trans woman student at Leeds University was verbally abused and pushed out of the Student Union's female toilets by two girls.
15th November 2012
Canada: Trans student banned from using male toilets 26
7:26 PM — A transgender male student in Ontario, Canada, has allegedly been barred from using the men's toilet at school.
24th July 2012
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam 34
12:07 PM — A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.
4th July 2012
Connecticut student ‘faked anti-gay harassment’ 5
6:10 PM — A lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University is facing police charges of faking claims of anti-gay harassment. Police discovered that Alexandra Pennell, 19, had been sending herself homophobic notes to get attention and sympathy from other students.