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.

"Ex-gay" group NARTH rebrands with dangerous mission

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), the so-called "ex-gay" organization that has been facing many legal challenges and a deteriorating reputation, has decided to rebrand itself.

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Fox News' Laura Ingraham calls transition-related healthcare for transgender youth "child abuse"

Laura Ingraham, a host for Fox News, took to her radio show on Wednesday to say that providing medically necessary transition-related care to youth is "child abuse," as reported by Media Matters.

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Princeton Review lists 20 most LGBT friendly and unfriendly colleges of the year

On Monday the Princeton Review released its annual lists of the best and worst colleges on over 60 categories, including professors, food, athletics, and more. Among these lists are the rankings of the 20 most LGBT friendly and unfriendly schools.

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August 6, 2014

Guest Post: New Children's book series celebrates LGBTQ2S families and communities

Catherine Hernandez writes about the opportunity to createe a series of children's books that reflect her family.

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Study finds youth's priorities in LGBT movement differ along racial lines

White, African American, and Latino young people have different priorities for the LGBT movement, according to a new report released by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago.

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First openly gay Eagle Scout turns 18, calls on Boy Scouts president to end anti-gay ban

This week, Pascal Tessier, the first openly gay Eagle Scout, turned 18 years old. Because the ban on gay adults remains in place, that means that he faces expulsion from the Scouts.
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August 22, 2014

The missing youth: how rigid gender roles in children's media leave many kids out of the picture

How the lack of representation in children's media affects the way gender nonconforming kids perceive themselves and their world.

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