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.
June 26, 2014

NYC Children's Services releases Safe & Respected, a Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Best Practices Guide

The guide covers current situations, policy, best practices, and practices to avoid across different issues for serving TGNC children involved in government programs and services.

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NYC: Join Audre Lorde Project at the 10th Annual Trans Day of Action on Friday!

Trans Day of Action is a march and rally that bring together trans and gender non-conforming people of color and allies to call attention to continued violence and discrimination, while simultaneously lifting up a legacy of resilience, organizing, and community building.

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VIDEO: Demi Lovato shows her love for the LGBT community

From her endless amount of tweets asserting her support of the LGBT community, to her beautiful portrayal of a lesbian character on FOX's hit show Glee, pop sensation Demi Lovato has never failed to stand up as a loud and proud ally- but her new music video for "Really Don't Care," released today, is the ultimate display of support and love.

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VIDEO: 2 years after teen lesbian couple brutally attacked, arrests are made and new details come to light

Almost two years to the day after Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin were ruthlessly shot execution style, arrests have finally been made in connection with the fatal attack that left Mollie dead and Kristene seriously injured.

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#BornPerfect campaign launched to end "conversion therapy" for LGBT youth across the country

The National Center for Lesbian Rights new #BornPerfect campaign aims at ending the dangerous practice of "conversion therapy" for youth in the next five years.

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Michelle Obama and other figures showcased alongside Irish LGBT youth in month-long exhibit

Photos of LGBT youth in Ireland will be showcased for a month at Ireland's National Photographic Archive in a new exhibit called Belonging: Irish Queer Youth.

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U.S.-sponsored LGBT teacher training curriculum developed in South Africa

A report entitled Teaching about Sexual Diversity and Challenging Homophobia-Transphobia in the South African School System was released this month at South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with funding provided by the United States Diplomatic Mission to South Africa.

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