LGBT


Marginalizing Transgender Students Weakens Science and Diminishes America

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, the Trump administration turned back the clock on civil rights by giving schools more rights to discriminate against and bully transgender kids, some of the most vulnerable people in our society. The New York Times reports that the withdrawal of protections for transgender students comes at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the objections of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Read more >

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How to Support LGBT Scientists After Orlando

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

There are plenty of parallels between the Orlando killing and other mass shootings. But this one is different in one important way. The murderer chose his target because it was a sanctuary where LGBT people gathered. Read more >

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Berkeley Breathed, and the Great Barrier Reef: What’s Worth Reading This Week

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

This has been quite the week. From the overwhelming to the fascinating to the touching, here’s what I’ve found worth reading: Read more >

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Condemning Conversion Therapy is Supporting Science

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Last night, the White House called for a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” or attempts to change sexual orientation. This dangerous and sometimes life-destroying form of quackery has continued for too long. Bravo to the president for throwing his administration’s weight behind the evidence. The abhorrent practice needs to stop. Read more >

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