Young Adult

Your resource for news and information which features or directly impacts young adults; Frequent topics include K-12 schools and higher education, young adult media, young adult advocates, coming out, family and community acceptance, youth homelessness, and student advocacy including Gay Straight Alliances and safe schools initiatives.

United Nations launches Free & Equal for LGBT people around the world

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.

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California school district makes positive changes for transgender students

The Arcadia Unified School District in California and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to end the case concerning discrimination against a transgender student. The outcome is a victory for transgender students, and the district will immediately take steps to treat the transgender male student named in the case with the same respect as his peers.

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Tell the whole story: churches ready to support abandoned Boy Scout Troops

When a church kicks out a Boy Scout troop because the organization will allow gay boys to join, there are many lining up to welcome the troop. That's the trend, but it's rarely the whole story.

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July 24, 2013

Jewish daily newspaper describes struggles faced by transgender campers

The Jewish Daily Forward published a piece today describing the difficulties faced by transgender campers, with a focus on those attending Jewish summer camps.

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July 24, 2013

More Light Presbyterians announces first transgender executive director

More Light Presbyterians as announced its decision to appoint Alex McNeil, an openly transgender man has their new executive director.

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July 24, 2013

Transgender migrants encounter extreme violence in Mexico

According to a study done by the Mexican National Institute of Public Health, 36% of transgender people who stopped at a migrant shelter in Mexico experienced violence while at the shelter.

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SPART*A, LGBT military organization, advocates for equality for trans servicemembers

On July 22, 2013, the LGBT military organization Servicemembers, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPART*A) announced its launch.

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