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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.

Children as happy with gay parents - research

Children adopted by gay couples are just as happy as those placed with traditional heterosexual families, new research has confirmed. Family experts at Cambridge University say the study disproved the assumption held by some that homosexual couples are not as successful at parenting.

Cambridge News
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March 6, 2013
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GOP vet: Marriage equality ‘generational’

Craig Stowell is the star of a new TV ad put out by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a new gay rights group that garnered attention recently for another ad that featured such prominent Republicans as Colin Powell, Dick Cheney and Laura Bush speaking in favor of gay marriage.

Politico
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March 6, 2013
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COLUMN: Major League Player Comes Out as Gay?

Well, not quite. However, the groundwork is being laid for an active member of a major American sports team to come out and survive the act professionally. This is excellent news for the promotion of positive self-regard among LGBT people, especially LGBT youth.

Psychology Today
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March 5, 2013
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OP-ED: Reading God’s Mind

Jeff Chu was married last September, on the lawn of a house on Cape Cod, against the backdrop of an ivy-covered fence. About 80 people came. His mother and father weren’t among them. His mother sent an e-mail just beforehand, to let him know that she was thinking of him.

The New York Times
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March 5, 2013

N.C.A.A. Advises on Sexual Orientation Issues

The N.C.A.A. released an 82-page guide Monday intended to help its constituents — administrators, coaches and students — navigate the broadening world of gay, lesbian and transgender athletes amid its myriad sports.

The New York Times
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March 5, 2013
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