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.

When Your 7-Year-Old Son Announces, 'I'm Gay'

Considering that my son has a longstanding crush on Glee’s Blaine and regularly refers to him as “my boyfriend,” I thought there was a fair chance that he would someday say, “I’m gay.” But my kid is only 7 years old. I figured I had a few years before we crossed that threshold (if we ever did), probably when he was 14 or 15. I never thought it would happen this soon.

Huffington Post
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February 17, 2012
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MN District Changes Anti-LGBT School Policy

In a 5-1 vote on Monday night, the district's school board repealed its Sexual Orientation Curriculum Policy, which required teachers to be "neutral" on LGBT issues. Teachers throughout the district had been so confused about how to enforce the policy that they’d avoided any mention of sexual orientation, even when it meant ignoring anti-gay bullying.

Rolling Stone
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February 14, 2012
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"Don't Say Gay" Bill Delayed in Legislature

Tennessee's proposed legislation that would prevent the discussion of LGBT people in schools was scheduled to be heard in the state House Education subcommittee, but a hearing was delayed until next week.

WBIR
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February 9, 2012
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Asher Brown's Parents Face Harassment

Amy and David Troung are suing the Cypress Fairbanks School District and have successfully lobbied for new laws to safeguard would be victims.

The effort has apparently earned them enemies

"They are trying to intimidate us. They are trying to harass us into keeping quiet," said David Troung, Asher's stepfather.

MyFoxHouston.com
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February 6, 2012
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