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Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Feb 23
Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 23
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

Feb 23
Sources told both CNN and The New York Times that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially took issue with a draft of the Trump administration's plan to rescind President Barack Obama's guidelines that protect transgender students in public schools.

GLSEN Blasts Trump Admin's Attack on Transgender Rights

GLSEN Blasts Trump Admin's Attack on Transgender Rights

Feb 23
GLSEN issued a statement on Reversal of Title IX Guidance on Accommodating Transgender Students

Watch: Male Models Help Save Teens Who Fell Through Frozen Pond

Watch: Male Models Help Save Teens Who Fell Through Frozen Pond

Feb 23
A pair of unbelievably good-looking male models became heroes this week when they helped rescue seven teenagers who fell through a frozen pond in Central Park.

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Feb 23
Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 23
North Carolina lawmakers filed bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

Feb 23
More than a month after performing at President Donald Trump's inauguration, singer Jackie Evancho says she and her transgender sister want to meet with him about transgender rights.

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an emotional national issue.

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Feb 22
An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill to let faith-based adoption agencies, including those that care for state foster children, turn away gay couples on religious grounds.

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