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Trump DOJ files brief undermining transgender student rights

Brief signals a shift in attitude towards LGBTQ legal battles

The Department of Justice under Donald Trump has made an about-face from the Obama days of expanding transgender rights. Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was confirmed amidst heavy protest, the DOJ filed a brief that presents the first hint as to how the new administration will treat LGBTQ rights.

Betsy DeVos: the impact on LGBTQ youth

Where does Trump’s education pick stand on the rights of vulnerable students?

One of the most controversial appointments thus far in the Trump administration, Betsy DeVos faces a confirmation hearing before she can take her post as head of the Department of Education. As legislators question the candidate to evaluate her fitness for the position, one issue that may get swept under the rug is how a DeVos education department will treat LGBTQ students.