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.

VIDEO: Kristene Chapa, lesbian survivor of Texas shooting, tells MSNBC: "God loves everybody. He left me here for a reason"

Last night, MSNBC premiered an online original segment to catch up with Kristene, her advocates, and community members—known to her friends as Kris—about her intensive physical therapies, the aftermath of the brutal attack, coming out to her family, the ways in which Kris continues to inspire her community and young LGBT people throughout Texas and beyond.

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Canadian Olympic Committee builds #OneTeam to stand up for LGBT youth, athletes, community

“The Canadian Olympic Committee is setting the standard for LGBT-inclusion in sports by leveling the playing field for all athletes,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By cementing its commitment to LGBT athletes and fans through new partnerships and critical resources, the COC is sending the message that supporting equality is the winning attitude.”

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All Access: Taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, Rick Westbrook, co-founder and executive director of Lost-n-Found Youth, sat down with GLAAD to talk about taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living.

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VIDEO: "We don't know what to expect." Matthew Shepard's parents take film to Russia

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered. The film, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, tells his story. Matthew's parents sat down with GLAAD before screening the film in Russia.

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All Access: Yenny, a Latina immigrant in the LGBT community, talks immigration reform

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, Yenny, a Latina immigrant in the LGBT community, sat down with GLAAD to talk about immigration reform and how it affects her family.

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