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.

How the Salem mayor is turning anti-LGBT calls into support for LGBT youth

Since the city of Salem, Massachusetts announced plans to terminate a contract with Gordon College, a Christian University with discriminatory policies toward LGBT students and faculty, the city's mayor has been receiving many phone calls from anti-LGBT individuals expressing their disagreement with Salem's recently adopted LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

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MTV's Look Different campaign launches #GoodLook advice panel; $10,000 Look Different Challenge

MTV's Look Different Campaign - which combines on-air and digital content with the power of social media - today launched their new Good Look Panel to discuss bias and the Look Different Challenge with a $10,000 grand prize.

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July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Jane Doe moved to male facility

GLAAD has been following the story of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, and we are dismayed to report that Doe has been moved to Connecticut's Juvenile Training School (JTS), the state's only secure facility for delinquent boys.

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New report explains barriers to economic equality for LGBT young people

The Center for American Progress has released a new comprehensive report on the experiences of LGBT young people in the workforce and how this group is at a severe disadvantage.

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Teen girl shunned by parents finds financial support online

When 19 year old Kate Koenig's parents found out she was pansexual and cut off their financial support, Kate never gave up on her dream of going to the University of Pittsburgh, and with the help of hundreds of supporters it looks like Kate's dream will come true.

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Camp Abercorn web series spotlights room for improvement in Boy Scouts

A new fictional dramatic web series called "Camp Abercorn," currently in the works, will shine a light on the experience of being part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and reflect on the BSA's policies on LGBT inclusion.

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Chicago summit on LGBT youth homelessness calls for action

A recently released report shows the severity of LGBT youth homelessness in Chicago and strategizes about what can be done about it.

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