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.
November 3, 2014

Coming this month: Burma's first LGBT film festival

Burma will host its first LGBT Film Festival this November 14. Lasting three days, the festival is aimed at bringing the Asian LGBT community closer together, and making LGBTs more visible to the rest of Burmese society.

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Daniel Pierce, gay man disowned by family, joins board of homeless LGBT youth organization

Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old gay man and subject of a viral video showing the violent reaction of his family members after he came out to them, has been named to the Board of Directors of Lost-n-Found Youth in Atlanta.

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All Access: Tavi Gevinson talks LGBT content in Rookie Yearbook Three with GLAAD

GLAAD's new video series, "GLAAD: All Access," features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, host Claire Pires talked with editor-in-chief of Rookiemag.com and feminist Tavi Gevinson about the importance of LGBT content in her new book, Rookie Yearbook Three.

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October 28, 2014

TAKE ACTION: #WeAreTheSouth explores the robust and diverse lives in the South

People from all walks of life in the South have been participating in the #WeAreTheSouth photo campaign, holding up a pieces of paper that list their different identities. This campaign strives show the robust lives of these individuals who live and love at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality.

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October 27, 2014

Voting matters for more than LGBT issues

With midterm elections approaching, GLAAD and Rock the Vote are encouraging people to vote based on the issues that matter to them based on their unique backgrounds.

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Katie Couric talks to transgender teen author Jazz on Yahoo News

On a new segment from Yahoo News with Katie Couric, Katie sat down with Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old girl who has been sharing her story with the world about being young and transgender. When she was just 6, Jazz first appeared in the media and has been speaking out about her experience ever since.

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Ten things to know about GLSEN's 2013 report on school climate

Check out some of the facts from GLSEN's 2013 survey to learn about how LGBT middle and high school students experience hearing biased language, harassment and assault, anti-LGBT discrimination at school, and the impact of supportive resources.

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October 22, 2014

Los Angeles schools get LGBT affirmation district wide for #spiritday

The most important part of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual worldwide stand against anti-LGBT bullying, is youth. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) set the bar high for getting students and the folks who work with them to go purple.

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Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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