News | Topic: LGBT

University Of Pittsburgh Issues Non-Sexist Language Guidelines – Including Term ‘Yinz’

Pitt has published a gender-inclusive language guide that includes a set of “non-sexist language guidelines and resources” to help students and faculty avoid “unintentionally creating a sexist and homophobic classroom environment.” Read the article here.

What Is Gender Creative Parenting?

What it is, and why parents are choosing to parent this way. Read the article here.

He, She Or They? PA University Equity Officer Says Students Could Be Punished For Misusing A Person’s Pronouns

The pronoun flap is happening at Point Park University, where the pointed memo put it very plainly that students using the wrong pronouns to “misgender” a fellow student could result in punishment. Read the article here.

JoJo Siwa Wants To Be ‘A Role Model For People Who Love Love’

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing With the Stars.” Read the article here.

JoJo Siwa To Compete On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ With Same-Sex Partner

This is the first time a same-sex pairing has competed in the U.S. version of the dance competition. Read the article here.

Scotland Will let Pupils Change Gender Aged 4 Without Their Parents’ Consent

Teachers are also told not to question a child’s request to choose a new name or use a different toilet. Read the article here.

Americans Agree With Pastors On Gender Identity – Barely

A slim majority of U.S. adults say changing genders, identifying as a gender different than one’s biological sex, is morally wrong. Read the article here.

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, An NFL First

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay. Read the article here.

U.S. Secretary Of Education Miguel Cardona Backs Transgender Athletes’ Rights

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told ESPN that transgender girls have a “right to compete” and suggested that the Biden administration will step in to protect those students’ civil rights, as multiple states enact legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Read the article here.

Children’s Books Written To Support Transgender And Nonbinary Youth

The books aim to help educate others about nonbinary and transgender youth. Read the article here.

Nickelodeon Casts First Openly Trans Teen In Live-Action Show

A 13-year-old transgendered actor has been cast in a live-action show on Nickelodeon, a first for the TV channel. Read the article here.

Kellogg Company’s Latest Collaboration With GLAAD Unwraps Why ‘Boxes Are For Cereal, Not For People’

Kellogg’s launches a new cereal called Together With Pride. Read the press release here.

Elliot Page Flashes Abs, Smile In First Shirtless Photo

Page posted a poolside photo of himself soaking in the sun on Monday, marking the first shirtless photo he’s shared since undergoing “life-changing” and “lifesaving” top surgery, a procedure to remove breast tissue for transgender men, according to Mayo Clinic. Read the article here.

CCCU Says LGBT Lawsuit Is Frivolous

Evangelical association names itself as co-defendant to defend religious exemptions. Read the article here.

Stars Like Demi Lovato, Sam Smith Identify As Nonbinary – What Does That Mean?

It has become increasingly common for some people who identify as nonbinary  use a singular “they/them” pronoun. Read the article here.

Nearly 1 In 10 Teens Identify As Gender-Diverse In Pittsburgh Study

The figure is vastly higher than the roughly 2 percent cited in most national estimates. Read the article here.

‘Existential Threat’: CCCU Fights LGBT Students’ Title IX Lawsuit Targeting Christian Colleges

A leading association of over 180 Protestant colleges and universities is coming to the defense of Christian colleges amid a lawsuit filed by former and current LGBT students who seek to revoke religious schools’ exemptions to Title IX discrimination law. Read the article here.

Transition Therapy For Transgender Teens Drives Divide

On Dec. 1, 2020, Keira Bell won a lawsuit against the Gender Identity Development Service of the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust. Bell claimed doctors should have challenged her more about the decision to transition before starting medical treatment. Read the full article here.

Father Jailed For Refusing To Affirm Daughter As Male

Imagine a world where you can be jailed for attempting to protect your child from medical assault. Read the article here.

Marvel Introduces A Gay Captain America: 3 Reflections For The Church

Sean McDowell blogs about a new comic series from Marvel that will introduce the first LGBTQ individual to pick up the mantle of Captain America. Read his 3 reflections for the church by clicking here.