Category Archives: LGBTQ+

100 Questions and Answers About Gender Identity and 100 about Sexual Orientation

Tennessee allows adoption denials by same-sex couple adoptions

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law Jan. 24 that would give state funding to faith-based adoption agencies that prevent LGBTQ+ couples from adopting. The bill’s sponsor, Tennessee Sen. Paul Rose said his bill is “solely about freedom” because it … Continue reading

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Parents will let intersex Rosie choose; others think they know better

Recently, CNN’s Go There project on Facebook ran a story and video about 7-year-old Rosie, who was genetically female but, in some ways, physically male. When doctors suggested cosmetic genital surgery, the mother and father decided to delay a decision … Continue reading

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Methodist church confronts irreconcilable LGBTQ+ differences

The Methodist Church is contemplating a split over same-sex marriage and gay clergy. The breakup, which has not been finally approved, would divide the United Methodist Church into two denominations, a traditionalist one that would forbid gay marriage or gay … Continue reading

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Transgender killings alarm LGBTQ+ communities

A spate of killings of Black transgender women in recent weeks has LGBTQ+ people on edge. As in years past, Black trans women seem to be especially vulnerable to  violence. The women killed recently are: Claire Legato, 21, who was … Continue reading

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Why religious freedom health ruling worries LGBTQ people

NBC News reports that LGBTQ advocates and healthcare experts warn that a May ruling by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services could harm the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The religious freedom ruling expands … Continue reading

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Hear from the students behind Bias Busters

Our journalism class has just finished working on 100 Questions and Answers About U.S. Buddhists, which will be out this year. We are taking the series in the direction of faith groups, where we see a lack of understanding and … Continue reading

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Sports and gender identity race to a crossroads

Five-time world and Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya has the sports world debating gender identity, but not for the reason you might expect. Although Semenya, of South Africa, has never identified as anything but female, her gender and eligibility to … Continue reading

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Ban on transgender military personnel being felt

We’re starting to see the first effects of the ban on transgender people in the armed forces. The Associated Press reports transgender people will no longer be allowed to attend the U.S. Naval Academy starting  with the 2020 school year. … Continue reading

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Bias Busters diversity quiz tests your cultural competence IQ

Welcome to the Bias Busters site. This connects to guides that answer more than 1,500 questions that everyone wonders about, but that they may be reluctant to ask because they don’t want to bruise feelings or appear to not know … Continue reading

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Associated Press changes style on race, gender

Related: AP changes style to capitalize Black and Indigenous AP explains why it will not capitalize white The Associated Press stylebook sets the tone and conventions for news media across the United States and around the world. New editions typically … Continue reading

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