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.

The APA Removes "Gender Identity Disorder" From Updated Mental Health Guide

On Saturday, the APA approved changes to the DSM-V that removed the term "Gender Identity Disorder" (GID), which has been used previously to diagnose transgender individuals.

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GLAAD Releases World AIDS Day Resource Page

Today marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an international observance in support of those living with HIV/AIDS and in memory of the lives lost in the epidemic. In honor of World AIDS Day, GLAAD has put together a resource kit to provide you with more information around HIV/AIDS.

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Dear Dr. Oz. I've Seen Firsthand the Harm Caused by Merely Discussing "Ex-Gay Therapy"

Somewhere in America today, someone's loved one is going to hear what he or she wants to hear. Someone will walk away from today's episode of Dr. Oz holding even firmer to their belief that "reparative therapy" is sound practice.

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November 20, 2012

Catholic Teen Denied Confirmation for Supporting Marriage Equality

Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.

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Submit Your Photo to A Day in Gay America

The Advocate is asking for submissions to include in their upcoming photo essay titled “A Day in Gay America,” which aims to capture the rich diversity in the everyday lives of LGBT Americans.

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Janet Mock to be Honored at Sylvia Rivera Law Project's 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrates 10 years of service to loc income trans communities and trans communities of color by honoring New York City based activists who are fighting for equality.

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November 5, 2012

How you can help the Ali Forney Center, the LGBT homeless youth center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

GLAAD is asking our supporters to make a gift to the Ali Forney Center this week. You can donate $10 to the Ali Forney Center by texting GLAAD to 80888 and following instructions. All of the money raised through November 8 will be donated to the Ali Forney Center.

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October 30, 2012

14-year-old arrested in the killing of gay youth Terrance Wright

Arrest of a 14-year-old youth was charged with murder for Terrance's Wright's death, a gay teen, who was slain near his high school in the Southside end of Chicago.
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October 23, 2012

National Youth Pride Services Celebrates 9-Year Anniversary

On Tuesday, October 23, National Youth Pride Services celebrated its nine-year anniversary. GLAAD has enjoyed its partnerships with NYPS and congratulates them on their anniversary!
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