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Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants’ Marriage Appeal

FAMILY | By John Riley | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer.

Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

FAMILY | By Martha Irvine | Apr 17
Leggings. Shaved heads. Graphic T-shirts. The list goes on and on. What is the latest fashion trend to come under fire for teens and why are parents and administrators making such a fuss?

Andrew Moffat resigned under pressure from parents

Gay UK Teacher Resigns After Muslim Parents Complain

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 12
A gay assistant head teacher in the UK has resigned under pressure from mostly Muslim parents, who said that they didn’t want their kids to "learn that it’s okay to be gay."

Today is GLSEN’s Day of Silence

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

Engaging Youth Voices in the HIV & AIDS Response

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 9
April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, and across the country, organizations are working via youth ambassadors to address the alarming health risk of HIV.

Denied a Marriage License, Fla. Couple Sue Country Clerk :: The Interview

FAMILY | By Mike Halterman | Apr 9
On Tuesday, April 1, a Key West couple attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Monroe County clerk’s office. They were denied. They’re suing. Here’s what they have to say.

Eraca Dawn Craig

CA Lesbian Couple Charged with Starving Kids

FAMILY | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 4
A female Salinas couple is facing charges that they starved and neglected their three children, including allegedly chaining one to a wall.

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert Marries Female Partner

FAMILY | By John McDonald | Apr 2
Actress and co-host of the CBS daytime show, "The Talk," Sara Gilbert married music producer Linda Perry Sunday, nearly a year after Gilbert announced their engagement last April.

Sunnie Kahle, 8, was recently told by administrators at Timberlake Christian Schools in Virginia that she needed to start acting more feminine

Timberlake Christian Defends Kicking Out Tomboy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 31
In the continuing saga of a Virginia Christian school who kicked out an eight-year-old tomboy for being too butch, the school is now defending its actions.

A Texas Montessori school said no to the Landry family

Texas Montessori School Rejects Toddler with Two Moms

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 28
A Tarrant County, Texas, Montessori school turned away a toddler this week because he has two moms.

Tomboy Sunnie Kahle left Timberlake Christian when they told her to act like a girl

Christian School in Virginia Drives Eight-Year-Old Tomboy Out

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
A Christian school in Virginia has reportedly driven out an eight-year-old girl because of her "boyish looks," saying that God had made her female, and she should dress and act as such.