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.

Barnard College clarifies admissions policy with respect to transgender people

Barnard College last Thursday announced that it will begin to accept applicants who "consistently live and ident

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Adam Kizer, bisexual teen, loses life by suicide after years of torment

When he was as young as nine years old, the life-threatening abuse from his peers started when they perceived Adam as "different." At that age, Adam narrowly missed being burned alive by escaping when other children tied him to a tree and doused him in gasoline, intending to set him on fire.

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The Tyler Clementi Foundation launches the #Day1 campaign to reduce bullying and harassment

The Tyler Clementi Foundation launched the #Day1 campaign, which encourages those in leadership positions to let their employees, athletes, and students know from day 1 that bullying will not be tolerated.
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Read President Obama's Pride Month proclamation

June marks LGBT Pride Month, a time for celebrating and advocating for further acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In the press release inaugurating the month, President Obama highlighted the major federal action promoting LGBT justice in the past year, the Executive Order on LGBT Workforce Discrimination.

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VIDEO: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany tears up explaining why she's an LGBT ally

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany tears up explaining why she's an LGBT ally.

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Boy Scouts President: Continued ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained"

It was announced today that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, has urged, in the interest of preserving the BSA's autonomy and longevity, for a revision of the organization's ban on gay adults serving in leadership roles.

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