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.

High School Student Shot in Chicago

On Friday, Octobober 20, gay student, Terrance Wright was shot and killed near his high school. At this time, GLAAD is monitoring the coverage on this story and reaching out to community partners to gather more information. If you have information, please send it to
Chicago Tribune
October 22, 2012
October 19, 2012

Morehouse College Safe Spaces Celebrates Spirit Day at

Members of Morehouse College create a chilling video to promote campus unity and awareness about LGBT bullying, especially among men. Guest blog by Marcus Lee of Morehouse College Safe Space.
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Berry College LGBT Group Gains Official Recognition From School, Goes Purple For #SpiritDay!

Berry College's LGBT student group, LISTEN, has gone purple for #SpiritDay! This year, LISTEN is showing support for LGBT youth and standing against bullying as an official student group at Berry College for the first time after more than a decade of advocating for full recognition.

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October 24, 2012

Gay Boy Scout Delivers 400,000 Petitions and Speaks Out on Anderson Cooper 360

Ryan Andresen was removed from the Boy Scouts due to his sexual orientation. The Mr. Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council stands by their policy of removing gay, Boy Scouts. Ryan's mother, Karen Andresen started the petition which now has over 400,00 signatures.

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#SpiritDay: A Mother Supports Her Transgender Son In A New Memoir, Goes Purple For LGBT Youth!

Marsha Aizumi, author of Two Spirits, One Heart, writes about supporting her transgender son, Aiden, and all LGBT youth for Spirit Day!

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Ohio Superintendent Tells Mom Jennifer Tyrrell that #SpiritDay is "Not Our Fight." Join Her Today and Support LGBT Youth in All Schools!

#SpiritDay Ambassador Jennifer Tyrrell is calling on local students to go purple after superintendent refuses.

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Varias Celebridades Latinas Se Unen al #SpiritDay

Para el Día del Espíritu de este año se contará con la participación de más celebridades latinas que en años anteriores, haciendo llegar a países fuera de Estados Unidos el mensaje de aceptación y respeto para jóvenes LGBT y en contra del acoso y hostigamiento.
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#SpiritDay Ambassadors Featured On HuffPost Gay Voices This Week! Read Post From Trans Advocate Janet Mock!

This week, The Huffington Post's Gay Voices section will feature Spirit Day Ambassadors! Read today's piece from Janet Mock!

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