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.
September 5, 2012

GLSEN 2011 National School Climate Survey: Improvement, but still more progress needed

GLSEN released its 2011 National School Climate Survey today, and, while LGBT students are faring better than they have in the past, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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Camp Unites Transgender Kids On Outskirts

On the volleyball court, a boy spiked a shot and his teammates cheered. Nearby, some campers lay on mats, doing yoga stretches. A girl executed a series of cartwheels. Over in drama, the kids performed a “cranky old lady” talk show; everyone cracked up.
The Boston Globe
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September 4, 2012

Local California Boy Scouts Troop 'Open To All Boys And Families'

A California Cub Scouts troop opposes Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, saying it will ignore the anti-gay messages sent by the national organization.

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California Anti-Bullying Law Being Ignored in Long Beach

The legislation known as "Seth's Law" requires districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies and include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability and religion. But an investigation by the Long Beach Press Telegram revealed that none of the six Long Beach area school districts complied with the bill's July 1 deadline, and only one, Long Beach Unified School District, has since met the requirements.

Long Beach Press Telegram
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August 29, 2012

GMHC Hosts its Annual Latex Ball at Roseland Ballroom

Saturday night marked the 22nd annual House of Latex Ball, presented at “New York’s largest ballroom facility,” the Roseland Ballroom. Each year, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) brings together hundreds of spectators and ball culture participants in the name of health education to celebrate an underground culture of dance, fashion and professional fierceness. Most important, the legendary event creates awareness to the still vital conversation around HIV and AIDS.
BET.com
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August 21, 2012

Corrective Rape, Celebrations of Diversity, and the Need for Global Community -- LGBT Life in El Salvador

This is part of a series of posts about LGBT communities in Central America, in which two lesbian-identified activists talk about dating, pride events, and the horrors that face some members of the LGBT community.

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