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.

First 24-Hour Service for Homeless LGBT Youth

The Ali Forney Center this week announced that it will begin offering 24-hour services to homeless LGBT youth. Carl Siciliano said, ”This facility will help address one of our major concerns, the growing number of homeless LGBT youth on the center’s waiting list who resort to sleeping on park benches and subway cars, and must engage in high-risk behavior to survive.”

G Philly (Philadelphia Magazine)
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January 10, 2012

"Pariah Personals" Feature Coming Out Stories By Youth of Color

This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.

Group Opposes Requirement for Peer Educators in NY

Planned Parenthood's STARS program in New York State is a peer education program that requires participants to attend LGBT-inclusive events in order to foster understanding of diversity, but the group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms opposes these requirements and intends to bring its concerns to the state legislature.

Lez Get Real
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December 28, 2011

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