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.

The Small Picture: Happy Customers

Camp Lightbulb is a summer camp for LGBT youth which launched for one week in the summer of 2012 and reopens this summer for 4 weeks in Provincetown, MA.

LGBT youth have higher rates of being bullied, suicide and depression and coming out can be a lonely, isolating experience. Camp Lightbulb creates a fun-filled, supportive environment focusing on art, wellbeing, the outdoors and time-honored summer camp fun in the welcoming environment and gorgeous natural surroundings of Provincetown.

New York Times
April 5, 2013

GLAAD to Media: Tell the Story of Anti-Transgender Violence Correctly

Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.

Immigration Reform is a Key LGBT Issue

In anticipation of immigration reform proposals expected this week, a strong consensus has emerged that immigration is a key issue for the LGBT community, which includes an estimated 267,000 undocumented LGBT adults. This is especially true for transgender immigrants and their loved ones, who are especially vulnerable to discrimination, violence, detention, and deportation.

Advancing Transgender Equality
April 4, 2013


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