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.
June 11, 2013

Young LGBT voices: what does pride mean to you?

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred at the end of Jun

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June 11, 2013

Call your NY State senator: pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act!

Today, June 11th, is the statewide call-in day to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State, organized by Empire State Pride Agenda. Polls indicate that 78% of New York State residents support the act, which if passed would prohibit discrimination based on a person's gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and public accommodations.

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June 11, 2013

Take action: Parents start petition after their child is told to wash off make-up or leave school.

On his last day of middle school, Chris Martin, an eighth grader in Meadowlawn Middle School in Pinellas County, Florida, wore makeup to school. As a result, Chris was pulled out of class for violating the dress code, and school administrators demanded Chris wash off the make-up or leave school.

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Marcel Neergaard, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, and realizing he's gay

Marcel is 11 years old and gay. He’s also become something of a national celebrity for launching an online petition on left-leaning MoveOn.org that garnered more than 55,000 signatures last week. It resulted in StudentsFirst, a national grassroots organization formed to boost education, rescinding an award it gave to state Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, last year as “educational reformer of the year.”
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June 11, 2013

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