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Bea Arthur Residence Center

A photo of Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury.

  In 2005, Bea Arthur, best known as Dorothy Zbornak on the 80’s sitcom Golden Girls, gave one of her last performances as a benefit for the Ali Forney Center in New York City. The AFC’s mission, which she believed strongly in, is to house homeless LGBT youth. “These kids at the Ali Forney Center […]

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Children’s TV Show Features Same-Sex Relationship

A photo of a young girl in pigtails watching a TV show.

  Steven Universe, a children’s cartoon series, is exploring queer identity. The popular TV show just wrapped up season three and began season four, which included the episode “The Answer,” which is Steven Universe’s second Emmy-nominated episode. “The Answer” is a particular important episode, not just to fans of the show, but for LGBT communities […]

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Trans Students Want School Systems To Respect Their Identity

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) and allied students of all backgrounds. The ceremony acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience thanks to their activities and education at the University of Illinois.

Title IX, the federal law, meant to protect students against gender discrimination on campus, adopted protections for transgender students only two years ago, but it frequently gets held up as proof that LGBT students face no challenges or safety issues at school. However, that assumption is incorrect. Local governments, school boards, and school administrators need […]

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