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.

Guest Post: Gay Undocumented Latino's Mother's Day Wish for Mom

Today is Mother’s Day and in honor of my mother and undocumented mothers across the country I commit to continue to fight to ensure they are protected from deportations and are not left out from a pathway to citizenship. She inspired me to have the courage to say proudly and unashamedly: I am queer and undocumented. I am UndocuQueer.

GLAAD Joins Zach Wahls and Scouts for Equality at San Francisco City Hall Rally to Bring Equality to the Boy Scouts of America

GLAAD was on the ground in San Francisco with Scouts for Equality (SFE) at a City Hall rally to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to vote in favor of dropping the BSA's ban on gay youth. Rallies were held today in over 30 cities for supporters to urge their local BSA councils to support an end to the ban on gay youth.

Scouts gather in more than 30 cities across the nation to support equality

Scouts for Equality is gathering together concerned current and former Scouts, parents, potential Scouting parents, Scouting leaders and volunteers, and their supporters to urge their local Boy Scout council to vote in favor of dropping the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) anti-gay ban on youth members.

How my exclusion from speaking at my school's graduation led to healing

I wrote an open letter addressing the discrimination that I endured by not allowing me to speak at my Arkansas high school alma mater. I felt like I couldn’t keep silent any longer, and needed to let not only the superintendent, but for the wider world to know how much their actions have hurt me and my family.

I never imagined my letter would spark such an outpouring of love from hundreds of complete strangers. Most amazingly I also received a surprising confession from a man who once bullied me.

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May 9, 2013

New Study Shows Anti-Transgender Discrimination Hurts New York State's Economy

According to a new study published by the Williams Institute of UCLA, there are an estimated 58,000 transgender people living in New York, and half of them are still not protected under local anti-discrimination laws. This leaves New York tax payers with covering the cost of public assistance and housing for 23,800 transgender people, who face inordinate levels of homelessness and unemployment.

Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.

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