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 22, 2014

Oregon mother sentenced to life for killing her toddler she thought was gay

Jessica Dutro was sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 murder of her 4 year old son Zachary because she thought he might be gay.

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GLAAD responds to Boy Scouts of America decision to revoke charter of gay-inclusive church

GLAAD responds to Boy Scouts of America decision to revoke charter of gay-inclusive church


39 Washington state legislators sign letter in support of gay Scoutmaster 

Seattle, WA, Monday, April 21, 2014 –GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today responded to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to revoke the charter of a Seattle-area church due to its continued support of an openly gay Scoutmaster.  

The rise of toxic terminology: Losing anti-LGBT movement turns to corrosive labeling

Far too many of the top anti-LGBT voices seem to be okay with (or even eager to) persuade our fellow citizens that we, a long-denied and discriminated against population that truly wants nothing more than our rightful place at the table, are a pervasive force rivaling any of history's worst.

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April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Teen couple banned from prom because one of them is transgender

A transgender student at a New York high school is being blocked from attending prom with his girlfriend because he is transgender.

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VIDEO: Gay teen renovates LGBT youth center for his Eagle Scout project

Eric Snyder is a gay 17-year-old from upstate New York, who was tired of hiding a part of his identity. A member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) since he was five, Eric was not open about being gay until recently, because he did not have much support at school, in his community, or even in his Scouting troop.

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April 17, 2014

Middle School play dealing with bullying and acceptance to be performed in New Jersey

Robt Seda-Schreiber, a middle school teacher in East Windsor, New Jersey and his students are performing a one-act play dealing with bullying and acceptance of diversity.

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Walking while trans: Arizona trans woman activist arrested and convicted #StandWithMonica

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of "manifesting prostitution."

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