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 my exclusion from speaking at my school's graduation led to healing

I wrote an open letter addressing the discrimination that I endured by not allowing me to speak at my Arkansas high school alma mater. I felt like I couldn’t keep silent any longer, and needed to let not only the superintendent, but for the wider world to know how much their actions have hurt me and my family. I never imagined my letter would spark such an outpouring of love from hundreds of complete strangers. Most amazingly I also received a surprising confession from a man who once bullied me.
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May 9, 2013
May 10, 2013

New Study Shows Anti-Transgender Discrimination Hurts New York State's Economy

According to a new study published by the Williams Institute of UCLA, there are an estimated 58,000 transgender people living in New York, and half of them are still not protected under local anti-discrimination laws. This leaves New York tax payers with covering the cost of public assistance and housing for 23,800 transgender people, who face inordinate levels of homelessness and unemployment.

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May 9, 2013

Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.

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May 14, 2013

Take action: Write a Letter to the Editor in support of inclusive Scouting

Help bring equality to the Boy Scouts by submitting a Letter to the Editor to your local paper today. Your community needs to hear from you about why gay youth and parents should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts.

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May 9, 2013

VIDEO: After 50+ years, Tennessee man resigns over Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban

Bill Moser of Clarksville, Tennessee has spent over 50 years involved with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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May 9, 2013

Cemia Acoff, transgender murder victim, gets best reporting and representation from gay and trans blogs

Following the discovery of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman found dead in a pond after being reported missing for little over a month, media is still ignoring both the AP stylebook, which has included guidelines on transgender reporting since 2001, and GLAAD who has demanded fair reporting on transgender issues.

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May 9, 2013

Majority of Americans support lifting ban on gay Boy Scouts, adult leaders

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that "63 percent of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join, and the public opposes the plan to continue to ban gay adults from Boy Scout leadership by a 56 to 39 percent margin."

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