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.

Gay Youth Plans Protest Against Chick-fil-A

A local gay and lesbian youth group is planning a protest at the new Chick-fil-A in Laguna Hills when it opens early Thursday morning, a response to the recent statements by the company’s chief executive supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.”
In an interview posted July 2 with Chick-fil-A CEO and President Dan Cathy, Bibilical Recorder editor K. Allan Blume wrote “some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family.”

The Orange County Register
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July 25, 2012
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Undocumented Activists Follow LGBT Tactics

In recent years, a growing number of young undocumented activists, many of whom are also part of the LGBT community, have blended the “coming out” philosophy into the immigration-reform movement and are talking openly about their status as undocumented immigrants to humanize the issue.

National Journal
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July 24, 2012

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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