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Transgender Health: Making Access to Care a Reality

Date: November 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: K & L Gates Law Firm, Downtown Seattle
Please join the QLaw Foundation and community partners for a training to learn how to assist transgender clients who are denied coverage by their health insurers. This training is open to attorneys, law students, health care providers, and other advocates. Read More »

Gender Odyssey Conference

Date: August 19, 2015 - 9:00am - August 23, 2015 - 4:30pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community Read More »

The ACLU of Washington Goes Purple for LGBT Youth

Today is Spirit Day when people across the country wear purple as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.   Read More »

School Board Restores Clubs’ Access to School Resources!

Students in the Kennewick School District are celebrating today because last night the school board restored access to school resources for noncurricular clubs. Read More »

Good News for Gay-Straight Alliances

Some good news from the feds: the U.S. Department of Education has just sent a "dear colleague" letter to school districts in Washington and across the nation reminding them of students' legal right to form gay-straight alliances (GSAs). Read More »

Tux? Corsage? Constitution? Know Prom Night Rights

Do you know a student who is attending prom? For many young adults, prom is a highlight of the school year. For others, the experience can be marred by a violation of students' constitutional rights. Do you know your prom night rights? Read More »

Gay-Straight Alliance Gains Equal Rights

Recently, three Kennewick High School students formed a gay-straight alliance (GSA), the first among all Kennewick schools. They did so in the face of months-long opposition by some members of the Kennewick School Board to recognizing GSAs as non-curricular student clubs. Now, to its credit, the Kennewick School Board has voted 3-2 to give GSAs the same access to school resources enjoyed by other non-curricular student clubs. Read More »

Teens: Is Your School’s Internet Filter Blocking LGBT Sites?

Many students may not be aware of the extent to which schools are censoring and blocking their access to these sites. The ACLU’s Don’t Filter Me campaign has set up a useful quiz to help you find out if your school is filtering your access to LGBT webpages.   Read More »