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.
April 19, 2013

Boy Scouts of America moves to maintain ban on gay and lesbian parents and adults

Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.

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Today is the Day of Silence!

Today is the 17th annual Day of Silence. Students across the country and beyond will be silent to support the people who are silenced everyday by bullying and harassment due to their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity

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GOP resists proposal to benefit gay couples

In a Senate immigration proposal full of political minefields, it’s an omitted item that could fracture the delicate coalition backing the bill and force Democrats to choose between two key constituencies: gays and Latinos.

Politico
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April 19, 2013
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Being Gay and Latina

Mexican American singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez is best known for coming in third on the first season of The Voice, but the 28-year-old artist has been making music since she was 16. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Martinez moved to Los Angeles after signing with Republic Records. Her single "Come Along," which features Voice mentor CeeLo Green, is an upbeat freedom anthem that recently rose to #24 on America’s Music Charts almost a year after it was released. We caught up with the openly gay artist to talk about success after The Voice.
Latina Magazine
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April 18, 2013

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