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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.

Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN.

LGBTQ Nation
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July 11, 2013
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Identity Crisis: Changing Legal Documents No Easy Task for Transgender Individuals

Cecilia Gentili couldn’t stand the looks on their faces. The looks waiting room patients would give her when a nurse called a man’s name and she stood up instead. The looks nurses would give her when they said they were looking for someone else. The looks she’d get at the bank when she tried to open an account.

TIME Magazine Online
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July 10, 2013

Splinter group to start Boy Scouts rival in wake of fight over gay youth

NEW YORK - A conservative group said Tuesday it will form a rival alternative to the Boy Scouts of America, in the latest sign of backlash against the Scouts’ recent decision to admit gay youth.

The splinter group, OnMyHonor.Net, said the new organization will offer an outdoors-oriented character-development program for boys similar to that of the Boy Scouts, while also focusing on “sexual purity” and adhering to “a standard statement of Christian values.”

Reuters
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July 10, 2013
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