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.

WATCH: Laverne Cox to trans youth: "There is someone who loves you"

Actress Laverne Cox guest co-hosted The View yesterday morning and discussed the recent suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, Laverne's own attempt to take her life at a young age, the dangers of living in an anti-transgender culture, and resources for trans youth and their families.

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Calliope Wong discusses Smith College's exclusion of transgender women on MSNBC

Yesterday, transgender student Calliope Wong spoke to MSNBC about Smith College's discriminatory admissions practices regarding transgender women applicants, despite other women's colleges changing their policies.

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More than 70,000 call on TLC to cancel "My Husband's Not Gay"

“This show is downright irresponsible,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to. By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm’s way.”

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Marriage equality begins today in Miami-Dade County, tomorrow for the rest of Florida

Today, a Florida state court judge ended a stay on her previous ruling that found Florida's ban on marriage equality to be unconstitutional, allowing for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry.

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GLAAD's Tiq Milan talks to MSNBC about transgender teen Leelah Alcorn

Today, GLAAD spokesperson Tiq Milan spoke to MSNBC News Nation's Ayman Mohyeldin about the tragic suicide of transgender 17-year-old girl, Leelah Alcorn, in Kings Mills, Ohio, and the harmful use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBT people.

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Parents who spoke out for their LGBT children in 2014

This year, many parents spoke out in the media in support of their LGBT children. Often, these powerful messages are not heard widely enough, and while there is still much work to do toward family acceptance, there are many parents who embrace their children regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Take a look at some GLAAD Southern Stories from 2014

This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.

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All Access: Rashad Robinson on the racial justice and LGBT equality movements

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, host Claire Pires sat down with Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange.org, to discuss how the racial justice movement and LGBT movements can come together in solidarity.

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