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.

Tyler Clementi's Parents Speak Out On Son's Death, Dharun Ravi's Trial And Their New Foundation: VIDEO

Joe and Jane Clementi, Tyler Clementi’s parents, sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt to discuss how Dharun Ravi’s actions led to Clementi’s death ("This was an executed plan,” says Joe), how they’re coping since the trial and the way their their evangelical Christianity influenced their reaction to Tyler’s coming out.

“Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality,” they learned.

Towleroad
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June 29, 2012
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Vigils for TX Lesbian Couple

Friday night in Portland, Texas there will be a candlelight vigil for the two teen lesbians found shot in a local park. In San Francisco, a vigil will be held tonight in Harvey Milk Plaza at 7pm. In Washington DC, meet 6pm Friday night at Dupont Circle. See the post at Joe My God for links to the facebook pages for each of these events.

Joe My God / Facebook
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June 27, 2012

Friends reel from shooting of teen lesbian couple in Texas

Friends and family of two teenage girls in a relationship who were shot in the head in a South Texas park expressed shock and grief Tuesday over the incident in which one of the young women was killed and the other severely injured.
Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright, who confirmed to msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

MSNBC
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June 26, 2012
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Teen Lesbian Couple Found Shot in Texas Park

Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries, media reports say. Police were searching for their assailants.

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright, who confirmed to msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

MSNBC
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June 26, 2012
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