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.

Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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GLAAD @ Work: #spiritday, LGBT immigrants, anti-bullying in the African-American community, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.
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VIDEO: Laverne Cox lights the Empire State Building purple for #spiritday

The Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox lit the iconic Empire State Building purple for Spirit Day. This is the first time that the world's most famous office building went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying.

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Schools and GSAs came out for #spiritday

This past Thursday, we celebrated the fifth annual Spirit Day, and had a great number of schools and gay-straight alliances (GSAs) across the country participate. The effort went international, as well, and the day was used to educate, stand in solidarity, spread awareness, and celebrate.

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All Access: GLAAD launches new online video series, kicks off with Laverne Cox

GLAAD: All Access is an online series featuring news-makers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. For the premiere episode, host Claire Pires, sits down with Laverne Cox.

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October 16, 2014

Red Band Society's Griffin Gluck goes purple for #spiritday

Griffin Gluck who plays Charlie on FOX's Red Band Society, took a stand against bullying and recorded a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day.

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ESPN employees take a stand for #spiritday

To celebrate Spirit Day, today ESPN employees sported purple and took a stand against bullying. ESPN’s Employee Resource Group members and supporters of ESPN EQUAL posed in in the ESPN Digital Center in support of Spirit Day.

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#spiritday interview with Alec Belle, youth author

Alec Belle is an online high school student, a self-published author of a compelling novel, and an LGBT youth who stands strongly against bullying.

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Transgender organizations go purple for #spiritday

Today, transgender organziations across the country are joining millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth. Check out some of the great organizations showing their purple today below.

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LGBT youth and allies take to social media for #spiritday

Today, as millions of individuals stand in solidarity with LGBT youth for the fifth annual Spirit Day, LGBT youth themselves, along with peer allies, are painting social media purple.

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