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.

Former Rutgers Student Apologizes in Tyler Clementi Case

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi on Tuesday apologized for the first time for invading the privacy of his gay roommate, who later died by suicide, saying his behavior was “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish.”

In a statement issued two days before he begins serving his 30-day jail term, Ravi said he never was motivated by anti-gay bias toward Tyler Clementi...

Los Angeles Times
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May 31, 2012
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#EqualLoveEqualRights: GLAAD Working with Campaign Founder Shane Bitney Crone

On top of suddenly losing his partner of six years, Shane Bitney Crone was forced to suffer even more because his relationship wasn't legally recognized in the eyes of the law. Shane created a YouTube video with the hope that other couples won't have to go through what he did. The video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times.

Transgender Teen's Journey From From Meghan to Mason "Really, Really Good"

Tiffany Pierce, Mason’s mother, said her son had a hard time at school, particularly in seventh grade. His father, David Pierce, said his son’s struggle was heartbreaking.

“I knew that what it took for him to get to that point to talk about it and to talk to us, it was just heartbreaking,” David Pierce said. “It took a while to get my brain wrapped around it, but I think I was pretty supportive right off the bat.”

NBC Los Angeles
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May 18, 2012

Religion News Summary Highlights for May 18, 2012

Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.

National Organizations Respond to the Expulsion of Bullied Gay Teen Dynasty Young

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.

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