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A Summer Camp for All Genders

Bright Magazine

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Kids who find themselves bullied and picked on due to gender-uniqueness now have their own summer camp where the accepting environment is giving them the self-confidence they need to make it through the year.

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Crowdfunding Clean Energy

The New York Times

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In Oakland, a company created an online crowd-funding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action.

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Crowdsourcing a Better World

The New York Times

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Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.

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Can a College That's Notorious for Sexual Assault Reform Itself?

NationSwell

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

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Elsa's Story

The Denver Post

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Children across the U.S. experience gender confusion, causing emotional stress in themselves and their family. Gender identity counselors and gender youth clinics are being created in multiple states to help families find peace in their situation.

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Ever Wonder Why Nobody Goes to Town Council Meetings? Meet the Folks Who Are Changing That.

NationSwell

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Very few people go to city council meetings. MindMixer, a tech startup company, increased civic participation in states across the U.S. with online platforms for city officials and the community to discuss ideas.

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Engendering Equal Education

OR Magazine

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A policy adopted in Eugene’s 4J School District has been creating safe spaces for transgender students from kindergarten through high school, and gender-inclusive programs at the University of Oregon have marked the school as a national leader in LGBTQ acceptance.

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Sex Ed That Turns Boys into Men

Bright Magazine

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A nonprofit based in Calgary, Canada, created a sex ed class for boys that includes critical discussion of human rights, sexual health, gender, and healthy relationships, as well as a safe space for boys to share their thoughts.

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When a Boy's Life Is Worth More Than His Sister's

Foreign Policy

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Due to patrilineality, sons are highly favored over daughters in many countries, with serious consequence. South Korea, the only country to have returned to normal sex ratios after having a highly abnormal ratio of boys:girls, has lessons for other countries.

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'Boy or Girl?' Gender a new challenge for schools

The Tampa Tribune

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Conventional school policies fail to address the needs of transgender students. A school district in Tampa changed its human rights ordinance to include gender identity and expression.

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