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Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work. Kristina Alexanderson/flickr

Explainer: what is fanfiction?

Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Indiana’s religious law has raised concerns about the safety of gay students on campus. Ken Wolter /

Will religious freedom laws disrupt higher education for LGBTQ students?

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act may have been “clarified” but there are concerns it could have a chilling effect on campus attitudes toward LGBTQ students and faculty across the state.
Heterosexual students don’t benefit from not knowing about homosexuality. from

Making schools safer and more welcoming for LGBTQI students

The Australian curriculum is completely silent on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed (LGBTQI) students and discusses sexuality only in terms of the biological.
There is a high rate of assault on transgender students in schools. torbakhopper

For transgender students, a divided pool of college options

Transgender students have a higher suicide rate on college campuses due to the harassment they experience. Now women's colleges, such as Wellesley, are showing the way forward.

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