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J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the...

“Starting this year, we are [also] establishing the two, single-stall bathrooms at the corner of the English hall as unisex bathrooms.” Dr. Hardis said. Photo by Alex Cala.

Beachwood School Board Sets Example on Transgender Bathroom Controversy

The Beachcomber Staff August 28, 2016

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. LGBTQ people, who waited decades to have their rights affirmed, celebrated with parades in the streets and smiles on their...

“Starting this year, we are [also] establishing the two, single-stall bathrooms at the corner of the English hall as unisex bathrooms.” Dr. Hardis said. Photo by Alex Cala.

District Administrators Comfortable With Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

Jinle Zhu, News Editor August 25, 2016

On May 13th, the Obama administration directed public schools to provide transgender students access to restrooms that match their gender identity. Although this directive is not a new law, it was...

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