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.
October 24, 2013

LAPD makes second arrest in Hollywood Blvd attack of transgender woman

The Los Angeles Police Department has made a second arrest in the brutal attack of a transgender woman on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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LISTEN: Angel Haze puts an awesome new spin on "Same Love"

Angel Haze is a 22-year-old rapper who has already set the musical world and internet on fire with her poignant honesty and the electrifying rhythm in her remix of "Same Love" -- and her album hasn’t even been released yet.
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Parents of Colorado trans student speak out, while California anti-trans activists campaign using fake story

After The TransAdvocate's Cristan Williams fact checked a false story claiming that a transgender student in Colorado was harassing her peers in a high school bathroom, the anti-trans Pacific Justice Institute is continuing to uphold their fabricated claims, and other anti-trans groups are using them to support a harmful campaign against transgender students in California.

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October 22, 2013

Missouri Rep. Kevin Elmer is offended by high school's Gay-Straight Alliance t-shirts

A Missouri state representative tweeted a photograph of a high school student wearing a t-shirt supporting the school's GSA with the caption "Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay t-shirts".

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October 22, 2013

Transgender Russian woman, who took her own life after being fired, is honored in Red Square

LGBT advocates held a "Day of Remembrance" in Moscow's Red Square in honor of Dasha, who died by suicide due to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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October 22, 2013

GLSEN kicks off Ally Week

In October of 2005 GLSEN held it's first Ally Week to celebrate Allies committed to ensuring safe and effective schools for all and to encourage students to take action. Eight years later, Ally Week continues to gain the support of both LGBT and straight student allies.

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LISTEN: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves debuts one of country music's first-ever LGBT-affirming singles

Rising country starlet and Spirit Day Ambassador Kacey Musgraves today debuted her new single, "Follow Your Arrow," one of the genre's first LGBT-affirming songs.

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October 21, 2013

Phoenix Coyotes post You Can Play video on Instagram

The Phoenix Coyotes and the You Can Play project posted a video to their official Instagram for Spirit Day, October 17.

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