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.
January 9, 2014

New York Giants player Victor Cruz gives assist to gay bullied teen

Since he came out in middle school, Joey experienced constant bullying from his peers. Recently, Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver, helped Joey overcome the painful past by giving him a tour of the Giants locker room.

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Trans teen attacked at school, charged with battery -- sign petition for charges to be dropped

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jewlyes, was attacked at her school in California in November. Now, the District Attorney is charging the young trans student with battery.

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January 8, 2014

Protections for transgender students in peril. Repeal efforts advance to full validation count

Even though California's transgender non-discrimination law, the School Success and Opportunity Act or AB1266, was signed into law last August, it still faces potential repeal. A coalition of anti-LGBT activist organizations collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the law up for a public vote in November.

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January 7, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School: get divorced or get fired

Mark Zmuda, the former vice principal of Eastside Catholic school in Sammamish, was fired after school officials found out he had married his husband. One of Zmuda's former students released a video where Zmuda states he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce.

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TUNE IN: The Hinterlands, series about bullied LGBT teen, nominated for 4 awards by International Academy of Web TV

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) has recognized The Hinterlands, a musical series about bullied LGBT youth, with four nominations. The awards air online tonight at 9PM EST.

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