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.

Sundance Channel goes purple for #SpiritDay, sending a message of support to LGBT youth

The Sundance Channel is going purple and encouraging its many viewers to take and submit purple "selfies" to send a message of support to LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.

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Conservative media ignores facts to "report" on false story of harassment by transgender student

FOX News, continuing its long history of anti-trans media coverage, is promoting a false story about a transgender high school student in Colorado who was allegedly harassing her peers.
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In their own words: Why students, educators support LGBT youth and #SpiritDay

A few of the students and educators participating in Spirit Day this year are making their voices heard, explaining why it's important to support the youngest members of the LGBT community through grassroots initiatives.

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October 15, 2013

2 cyber-bullies arrested after Florida girl's suicide

Thursday is Spirit Day, when millions of people will go purple to oppose bullying and in support of LGBT youth.

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October 15, 2013

Zooey Deschanel tells of being spat upon by a high school bully

A high school bully humiliated Zooey Deschanel by spitting in her face between classes.

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Fun Home: a talk with playwright and actor Lisa Kron

This month at The Public Theater in New York, it’s a meeting of two GLAAD Media Award recipients when Lisa Kron of the legendary Five Lesbian Brothers writes the book for a new musical based on Alison Bechdel’s celebrated graphic novel, Fun Home.

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Why #SpiritDay is important: Long-term effects of bullying

A new study has demonstrated the long-term effects of bullying and the importance of anti-bullying programs, such as Spirit Day, when millions of people will wear purple to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth.

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