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.

Camp Unites Transgender Kids On Outskirts

On the volleyball court, a boy spiked a shot and his teammates cheered. Nearby, some campers lay on mats, doing yoga stretches. A girl executed a series of cartwheels. Over in drama, the kids performed a “cranky old lady” talk show; everyone cracked up.

The Boston Globe
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September 4, 2012

California Anti-Bullying Law Being Ignored in Long Beach

The legislation known as "Seth's Law" requires districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies and include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability and religion. But an investigation by the Long Beach Press Telegram revealed that none of the six Long Beach area school districts complied with the bill's July 1 deadline, and only one, Long Beach Unified School District, has since met the requirements.

Long Beach Press Telegram
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August 29, 2012

GMHC Hosts its Annual Latex Ball at Roseland Ballroom

Saturday night marked the 22nd annual House of Latex Ball, presented at “New York’s largest ballroom facility,” the Roseland Ballroom. Each year, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) brings together hundreds of spectators and ball culture participants in the name of health education to celebrate an underground culture of dance, fashion and professional fierceness. Most important, the legendary event creates awareness to the still vital conversation around HIV and AIDS.

BET.com
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August 21, 2012

Secret Meetings, 'Conversion Therapy' and Male Power -- LGBT Life in El Salvador

Two young lesbian activists in El Salvador tell their stories of getting 'Conversion Therapy' from a psychologist, holding secret LGBT meetings in rural areas, and trying to overcome the male-dominated culture they feel is at the heart of anti-LGBT sentiment

"Solidarity & Actions": Exclusive Interview with Young Lesbian Activists in El Salvador Part 1

GLAAD has an exclusive interview with a pair of young lesbian activists in El Salvador. In part one, we learn the history of their country's LGBT rights movement, and some of the massive hurdles their equality advocates have to overcome.

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