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.

Unprecedented Pressure on Boy Scouts to Lift Gay Ban Continues Growing; Jennifer Tyrrell, Eagle Scout Ryan speak out as Massachusetts pack denounces policy

Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.

NCTE Launches New "Voting While Trans" PSA Series Featuring Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Kit Yan & Other Trans Advocates

This year as many as 25,000 Transgender Americans face being denied the right to vote or having their vote discounted because of new strict photo-ID laws. Visit GLAAD.org/Vote to find out how you can register to vote and protect yourself this November.

Morehouse College Debuts Bayard Rustin Scholarship

Students at Morehouse College in Atlanta have created the Bayard Rustin Scholars Program, named after the late LGBT and civil rights pioneer. The program will allow eleven incoming freshmen to take a curriculum based on Rustin’s work in social justice and community organizing. Rustin, a major figure in the civil rights movement, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington but was publically shunned after coming out as gay.

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September 26, 2012

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