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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.

GLAAD Congratulates DREAM Act Advocates

Today the Obama administration announced it would cease some deportations and offer undocumented young people who meet certain requirements the opportunity to work legally. GLAAD applauds the young, undocumented leaders, many of whom are LGBT, for their tireless advocacy to ensure that all Americans have access to safety, equal opportunity and protection.

Gay Texas Teen Dies By Suicide

Brandon Elizares knew what he wanted to do with his life. And since the age of 14 he was open about being gay.

“When he first came out, he told me that he had lost a lot of his friends because he wanted to live openly as a gay person and he did not understand. He’d be like ‘I’m still me. I’m still Brandon, nothing’s changed other than the fact that I like boys,’” his mother, Zachalyn Elizares said.

Earlier this month the 16-year-old bright-eyed boy with the big smile took his own life because he was teased and threatened for being gay.

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June 13, 2012
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New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

New York, New York—Today, GLAAD, the leading national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy at the historic Stonewall Inn, in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

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