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.

Lesbian student expelled from university after marrying girlfriend

Christian Minard, a 22 year old college student just one semester shy of graduating Southwestern Christian University, has been expelled from the school after marrying her girlfriend Kadyn Park in March.

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Promise Place School gives housing, education, and hope to homeless LGBT youth

The Foundation for International Justice, Inc is planning to open Promise Place School, a residential school for homeless LGBT youth in Massachusetts.

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Seattle Public Schools to end affiliation with Boy Scouts of America

On Wednesday, members of the Assistant General Council of Seattle Public Schools wrote to Seattle-area Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath,ending their affiliation with the BSA.

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Young lesbian survivor of double shooting enlists author to tell story, raise medical funds

Two years after Kristene Chapa survived a shooting that killed her girlfriend Mollie Olgin in Texas, author Chivas Sandage is writing a book and working to promote fundraising efforts to help cover the family's ongoing medical expenses.

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PHOTOS: Speaking OUT raises voices of LGBT youth

Award-winning photographer Rachelle Lee Smith has been photographing portraits of LGBT youth ages 14 to 24 for the past ten years and asking the subjects to write their personal thoughts directly onto the printed photos.

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July 9, 2014

LGBT-inclusive Dragon Boat team to compete in Montgomery, Alabama

Dragon Boat racing is the fastest growing aquatic sport in the world. It usually consists of 20 paddlers, a cox and a drummer who sits in front of the boat. A Different Stroke is one of the teams competing in Montgomery, Alabama, raising money so that the world can be a better place for the LGBT community.

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