Tagged with lgbt

Education Dept. Defines Marriage in Aid Programs to Include Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance … broadening the use of the terms “marriage” and “spouse” in the federal student-aid programs to include same-sex couples. The changes were made in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June in United States v. Windsor (No. 12-307), which struck down the section of the Defense of Marriage Act that defined … Continue reading

Supporting LGBT College Students

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning (LGBTQ) students go through a period where they struggle to fit in or feel alienated by their student body. It is important to understand their perspectives and address common feelings they may have as they enter or continue their college experience. Dr. Victor Schwartz, Medical Director of The … Continue reading

Teaching While Gay

I am one of dozens of professors who have been teaching a yearlong course called the “Common Intellectual Experience” at Ursinus College. All of our first-year students take the course simultaneously, grouped into classes of approximately 16, each led by a different professor. They read the same books at the same time, write papers with … Continue reading

Transgender Students in Our Schools

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well.” President Barack Obama It was considered a historic speech. Not because of the crowd or … Continue reading

Medical Students Have Some Concerns About Their Preparedness to Treat LGBT Patients

Today’s medical-school students generally feel comfortable interacting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as patients, but they are less confident treating their unique health-care needs, according to a paper being released by Stanford University researchers this weekend. Meanwhile, a think tank based at the University of California at Los Angeles is releasing a report … Continue reading