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.

Summer Camp for LGBT Youth Debuts in Provincetown

A new LGBT youth camp in Provincetown, Mass., will celebrate the traditional ideals of summer this August by providing an inclusive and secure environment for teens to work in arts, fitness and self-discovery.

Edge Boston
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July 19, 2012
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Kristene Chapa Leaves Hospital, Learns of Mollie's Death & Gives a Face to Her 'Monster' Attacker

Kristene Chapa has left the hospital and helped the police sketch the man who shot her and her girlfriend, Mary Olgin, execution style in June, leaving Kristene in critical condition and Mollie dead. She has begun rehabilitative therapies and was told for the first time that Mollie did not survive.

Effort To Undo California LGBT History Law Fails

Opponents of a law that requires California public schools to cover the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have again failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have overturned the requirement.

Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin Snider said the Stop SB48 campaign did not gather enough signatures by Monday’s deadline to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot that would exclude sexual minorities from the list of groups whose roles in history and social science schools must teach.

Associated Press
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July 17, 2012
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NYC Teens Charged With Hate Crime In School Attack

Two teenagers accused of attacking a Brooklyn eighth-grader in a school cafeteria, leaving him blind in one eye, have been charged with assault as a hate crime.

WCBS-TV reports the boys were arraigned Friday in the June 5 assault on 14-year-old Kardin Ulysse at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Brooklyn.

WCBS reports Ulysse has had five surgeries and a corneal transplant. He was punched in the face until his glasses broke and is blind in his right eye.

Associated Press
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July 16, 2012
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What I Wish I Could Say to My Younger, Still-Closeted Self

The advent of A.B. 9 (also known as Seth's Law) and A.B. 1156 will help in the fight against bullying, which wreaks havoc on many kids, LGBT or not. Schools will be required to have anti-bullying policies, giving support for victims of bullying, and making it far easier for students like me to switch out of their current school district if they need to. Now as students and young adults, we need to make sure our friends and family know that Seth's Law is in effect in California, and to start standing up and speaking out.

Huffington Post
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July 16, 2012
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