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.

'Go Purple' Thursday For LGBT Youth

Millions of Americans, including Chaz Bono, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, and Mia Farrow, will observe tomorrow, October 20, as Spirit Day and wear purple clothing as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

Advocate.com
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October 20, 2011

Students Walk Out After Two Men Kiss in Musical

Some students walked out of a production of "Zanna Don't" at Hartford Public High School on Friday when two male characters kissed during the performance. The production was produced by a joint effort between a task force created by Leadership Greater Hartford's Quest program and True Colors. One of the organizers said, “Our specific task force voted for this project because we believe in it, especially in light of national and local stories about LGBTQ issues and bullying.

CBS Connecticut
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October 19, 2011

Join Spirit Day This Thursday, Tell Us Your Story About Being an LGBT Latino/a

Spirit Day is quickly approaching and GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media Team invites you share your stories of how you overcame a difficult situation related to acceptance. We plan to highlight some of the submitted stories on GLAAD Blog the week leading up to and after Spirit Day on October 20. Providing your stories will help amplify the stories of LGBT and ally voices of color that often go unheard.

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