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.

Take Action: People of faith support Scouting for all people

This evening, the Family Research Council is launching their "Stand with Scouts" webcast. They will attempt to pit people of faith against inclusive Scouting. From the promotional video, we can tell they are going to claim that allowing gay scouts (not to mention gay leaders) will somehow hurt churches, synagogues, and other faith organizations.

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EDITORIAL: A level playing field for transgender students

Society is only beginning to understand transgender identity. For a young person who feels at odds with the physical gender that he or she sees in the mirror, there are major obstacles to be faced in the world at large, where acceptance is just about where it was for gay people 30 years ago.
The Los Angeles Times
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May 3, 2013

Who gets to claim faith in the Boy Scouts debate?

In the weeks leading up to the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the anti-gay ban, communities of faith are speaking out. The problem for the media covering this is that faith communities are not saying the same thing. Who gets to represent the voice of faith when talking about the Boy Scouts proposed policy change?

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Smith College to form committee addressing discrimination against trans women applicants following advocacy

Students at Smith College delivered more than 4,000 signatures from a Change.org petition to school administrators, calling for Smith to treat trans women applicants equally in the admissions process.

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May 6, 2013

Former Boy Scouts bike 1,800 miles to end ban on gay members

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe will be biking 1,800 miles from their home to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders. They have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so they can document the process.

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5 things you can’t do if you’re gay

On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American sports league to come out as gay. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Collins wrote in a Sports Illustrated cover story.
Market Watch
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May 2, 2013
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