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.

Nigerian LGBT advocate Olumide Femi Makanjuola talks reality of being LGBT in Nigeria

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires visited with Olumide Femi Makanjuola to talk about the levels of acceptance for LGBT people in Nigeria.

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U.S. Justice Department says Virginia school bathroom policy is illegal

In a statement of interest filed Monday, the U.S. Justice Department sided with transgender teen Gavin Grimm, who filed a lawsuit against his school district in Virginia claiming their restroom policy is discriminatory.

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DoSomething.org staffer Freddie comes out as trans and GLAAD's #GotYourBack

Last week, DoSomething.org Mobile Engagement Manager, Freddie Bologno, came out as transgender to all 2.4 million members of their text list.

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June 30, 2015
by GLAAD

Watch an exclusive clip from the film '52 Tuesdays' released on iTunes today

Filmed in Australia, 52 Tuesdays tells the story of 16-year-old Billie as her parent announces plans to transition and their relationship becomes limited to spending Tuesdays together.

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Girl Scouts return $100K donation to transphobic donor and launch #ForEVERYGirl campaign

Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation to help fund their activities. However, the donor later requested that the money not be used to help transgender girls.The troop then returned the money, saying "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

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VIDEO: Nigerian LGBT advocate Bisi Alimi shows personal side of being LGBT in Nigeria

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires visited with Bisi Alimi to talk about the levels of acceptance for LGBT people in Nigeria.

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STUDY: Acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people increasing slowly in Nigeria

New poll finds familiarity helps build understanding and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Nigeria.

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