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.

TIME.com op-ed calls for ending discrimination against trans women at women's colleges

In an op-ed published by TIME.com, transgender activists Avi Cummings and Dean Spade call for women's colleges to end the discriminatory practice of refusing to consider applications from transgender women.

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June 9, 2014

New Lance Bass documentary explores LGBT youth in Mississippi

Openly gay singer, actor and producer Lance Bass's new documentary, 'Mississippi I Am', is now available on iTunes. The documentary also features Constance McMillen.

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Anti-LGBT state rep behind changes in Hawaii's sex ed curriculum

Noted anti-LGBT Hawaiian State Representative Bob McDermott has been speaking up against the state's middle school sex education curriculum, and it was announced last week that his attempts to change the program have succeeded.

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June 9, 2014

Kentucky's Atherton High School implements transgender-inclusive non-discrimination policy

Louisville's Atherton High School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) council approves a gender non-discrimination policy initiated by a controversy over a transgender student's access to a girls' bathroom.

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Documentary film to explore the crisis of LGBT youth homelessness

Road to Home, a documentary exploring the crisis of youth homelessness in New York City, is currently in production.

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Trans teen to be moved to "treatment center for youths," says Conn. DCF

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.

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Students share what being a queer person of color means to them (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Students at Connecticut College have come together to generate a greater understanding of what it means to be a queer person of color.

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