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.

4 of 6 on Anoka School Board Back New Policy on Sexual Orientation

Four of the six Anoka-Hennepin school board members said Tuesday that they would support the district's latest proposal to replace its policy that requires teachers to remain "neutral" on matters relating to LGBT people. The proposed policy is expected to come up for a vote on Feb. 13.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
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January 25, 2012
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FRC Launches Girl Scout Cookies Boycott

The group's Tony Perkins said, "Someone else has their hand in the Girl Scouts cookie jar--and it's not who you think. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. There are plenty of politics behind that box of Thin Mints, and you should know what they are before you go buying one. As sweet as the girls are, a lot of that cookie dough goes to straight to the group's political agenda. When they aren't partnering with Planned Parenthood, they're promoting sexual 'diversity.'"Last year, the Girl...

Joe. My. God.
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January 24, 2012
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Tenn. 14-Year-Old Dies By Suicide

Out 14-year-old Phillip Parker died by suicide last week. Parker's grandfather Paul Harris said, "After he did what he did, we found out a lot that we didn't know and there is a lot of bullying that goes on at the school."

News Channel 5
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January 23, 2012
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Elmhurst College Including LGBT Prospective Students Is a Non-Issue

This fall Elmhurst became the first institute of higher education to include an admissions question about sexual orientation and gender identity, launching them into the public eye. The college has only good things to say after its first round of admissions with the new question.

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