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.

Letter in New York Times calls for Pope Francis to end harm to LGBT youth

On Palm Sunday, an open letter appeared in the New York Times calling on Pope Francis to stop church teaching labeling being gay as "intrinsically disordered" and categorizing "homosexual conduct" as a sin, citing statistics and numerous stories about LGBT young people who have faced violence, parental rejection, homelessness and other devastating losses because of the teachings.

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Seattle Mayor writes to Boy Scouts in defense of gay Scoutmaster

Ed Murray, Mayor (D) of Seattle, and the members of Seattle City Council have written a letter in support of Geoff McGrath, leader of a local Boy Scouts troop, whom the national organization wants to oust for being openly gay.

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April 10, 2014

Minnesota approves anti-bullying bill

Minnesota legislature has put in place a new anti-bullying law that replaces a previous one, which was thought to be ineffective.

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April 10, 2014

Message of diversity on University of Virginia campus

Students at the University of Virginia wanted to show and celebrate diversity on campus.

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Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom

Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.

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WATCH: Trans student calls for apology and policy changes from her college for anti-trans discrimination

College student Andraya Williams of North Carolina is calling for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to apologize for discriminating against her because she is a transgender woman.

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VIDEO: Despite national policy, gay scoutmaster holds onto position, local support

Geoff McGrath, openly gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, was discharged from his position by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week for being gay, but his troop and its charter organization are standing by him.
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