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.

Tennessee bill targeting transgender students up for consideration in March

HB 2414, which would bar transgender students in public schools and public institution of higher education from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity, is up for consideration by the Tennessee House's Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee on March 1.

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New report shows rise in anti-transgender legislation in 2016

Despite a rise in awareness of issues facing transgender people, the number of anti-transgender bills proposed in 2016 is twice that of 2015, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

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GLAAD responds to South Dakota's discriminatory law targeting transgender students

GLAAD urges the media to share the perspectives of transgender South Dakotans on HB 1008, and to hold South Dakota legislators accountable for their biased and inaccurate statements about transgender people.

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Transgender man killed by police in Arizona and misgendered by the media

A 24-year-old transgender man, Kayden Clarke, was shot and killed by police in his home on Thursday, February 4th, in Mesa, Arizona.

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The GLAAD Wrap: Ellen Page's 'Gaycation' trailer; new music from Sia; Focus Features announces trans filmmaker fellowship

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

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Going global: 5 GLAAD Global Voices highlights from 2015

2015 saw the expansion of GLAAD's commitment to global LGBT acceptance grow. The initiative engaged in support of strong, organized, local LGBT organizations that have identified clear objectives and believe GLAAD can be helpful in achieving those objectives.

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December 29, 2015

The Most Intriguing LGBT Characters of 2015

A handful of characters caught the eye of viewers and critics alike this year by telling unique and exciting stories, here are some of the (mostly) new LGBT characters in 2015 that stood out from the crowd.
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