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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 AM

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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Contact: justin adkins, Publications & Communication Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals commends the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) In what has been hailed as a "landmark" move.  On Monday the EEOC ruled that employers who discriminate against an employee, or potential employee, based on their gender identity is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

M. Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Attorney for Lambda Legal says, “This is the first time the EEOC has held that transgender people are protected from discrimination by federal law.  This ruling, by the agency in charge of enforcing and interpreting federal discrimination laws, confirms the growing trend of court decisions holding that sex discrimination laws protect transgender people from discrimination. The decision applies to both private and public employees everywhere in the United States. It will be binding on EEOC offices and investigators across the country, and will be binding on all federal agencies. The decision will also be entitled to significant deference by the courts.”

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Rutgers University

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Contact: justin adkins, Publications & Communication Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

This week a jury in New Brunswick, N.J., found former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, among other charges, against roommate Tyler Clementi in the widely watched case.  Not only was the life of Tyler Clementi ended due, in part, to the bullying and intimidation he encountered but the lives of the bullies and others on campus have been changed forever.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Response to Vandalism at NCSU

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October 20, 2011

Contact: justin adkins, Publications & Communication Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

October 20, 2011: The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals was informed Tuesday that the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Center at North Carolina State University (NCSU) was vandalized Monday night, with threatening messages sprayed painted on the walls and doors. A statement posted on the NCSU GLBT Center website read:

The incident has been reported, no one was hurt, and it is being investigated by University officials. We are working on a positive affirming response to this cowardly act of hatred.
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Sunday, October 02, 2011 12:00 AM

Statement Supporting Public Education

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Contact: justin adkins, Publications & Communication Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

During the past three years, publicly funded higher education has been the target for numerous cuts in an effort to balance state and local budgets during these difficult economic times. Recently, public education and those who are employed in the public sector have again become the targets for additional cuts. Some government officials (e.g., governors, legislators) have portrayed public employees as people who are overcompensated in terms of money and/or benefits. In several states (e.g., Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio) government officials have also tried to reduce or prevent the ability of public employees to organize to negotiate the rights such as safe working conditions, class size limits, and overall employee benefits.

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