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.

Judge rules to allow former New York teacher's anti-transgender discrimination lawsuit

In a case of alleged discrimination, a New York judge has denied the motion of a Catholic school in Queens to dismiss charges brought by former teacher Marla Krolikowskii, who says she was fired after coming out as transgender.

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Toys R Us to stop gender biased marketing in the UK

The toy store has bowed to pressure from campaign group Let Toys Be Toys to stop promoting toys as gender specific over concerns about the impact this has on children when they are growing up and developing their personalities.

The Telegraph
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September 11, 2013
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September 10, 2013

Video: World Suicide Prevention Day events, media, and activities

Today and throughout this month, The Trevor Project is helping to organize a lot of events and activites happening for World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Op-ed: One Classroom, Two Genders

As the nation’s classrooms welcome back teachers and students, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the methods — and the gender — of your own favorite teacher.

The New York Times
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September 10, 2013
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San Antonio passes non-discrimination protections for LGBT residents

Yesterday, the city of San Antonio, Texas, passed an ordinance to protect LGBT residents from discrimination in city employment and contracts, housing, public office, and public accommodation.

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