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March 25, 2013

10 Transgender Students Get Their Own Bathroom at Oregon School

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By Staff Blogger In a stepping stone towards inclusion,  an Oregon high school has created a unisex bathroom for its ten transgendered students. Grant High School in Portland, Oregon has become the talk of many due to its creation of the bathrooms. Four of the student bathrooms and two of the faculty bathrooms are now gender-neutral. Scott Morrison, one of the ten transgendered students at the school, applauded the school’s…

“I knew it was my brother as soon as I saw the picture’: Touching family reunion for Homeless man who returned diamond ring

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    Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man who garnered national attention for returning a woman’s diamond and platinum ring, reunited with his sister, left, on Sunday after 16 years apart. A homeless man who made headlines for returning a diamond and platinum engagement ring to a woman who accidentally dropped it in his beggar’s cup has finally reunited with his long-lost family face-to-face. “I never would’ve thought this,” Billy…

Fearless 9-year-old girl walks a mile in California darkness to seek help for her dad after car accident

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    Now that’s brave. Officials are praising a 9-year-old girl for her courage after she walked more than a mile in treacherous terrain to get help for her father when their car careened off a road in California early Sunday morning. The child’s dad ultimately died in the accident. Authorities say he lost control of his SUV after midnight, sending the car tumbling 200 feet down a ravine in…

State Rep. Found Dead with a Gunshot Wound to the Head

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Mississippi State Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R-Diamondhead) was found dead on Sunday, according to the Clarion-Ledger.  By the statements of Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, the 53-year old woman died from a gunshot wound to the head.   Police are saying that she probably killed herself. “It appeared to be self-inflicted,” Lewis told WLBT-TV. No additional information has been released regarding how the woman died.  She was found in the home of…

Airport Sign Falls Onto a Mother and Her Sons, Killing One of the Boys

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A woman and her two sons were sent to the hospital after a sign fell on them at the airport.  In Alabama, Heather Bresette was walking with her sons when the electronic board listing the flights fell suddenly.  The woman was left with broken ankles and a crushed pelvis. The board weighed 300 pounds and fell at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.  The woman has had multiple surgeries and is getting…