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.

French President Signs Gay Marriage Into Law

France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.

Associated Press
May 20, 2013

Gay Boy Scout employee to Time Magazine: I can't live a lie any longer

Just days before 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to equality in Scouting, Time Magazine has published an op-ed written by a gay employee of the Boy Scouts, calling for a repeal of the ban on gay Scouts and leaders. The author wished to remain anonymous, but shared a wealth of information on how much the anti-gay ban has damaged the viability and reputation of the Scouts, hurt efforts to recruit more Scouts, and taken its toll on his own well-being.

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Es difícil para un niño estar en un grupo que lo rechazará a los 18

En Estados Unidos son muchos los que luchan desde hace décadas por la igualdad de los homosexuales, una lucha que muy a su pesar no ha acabado con la discriminación. En un momento en el que el país aguarda con expectación la decisión del Tribunal Supremo con relación al matrimonio gay, que el propio presidente Barack Obama apoya y que es legal en 12 Estados de los 50 que conforman la nación, y con un 53% de la sociedad respaldando estas uniones, según la última encuesta de Gallup, todavía son muchos los que viven la cara más amarga de la intolerancia.
May 17, 2013


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