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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.

Reporting on Los Angeles attack should avoid assumptions

A brutal attack on a 22-year-old person of color in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Thursday night left the victim severly injured and requiring hospitalization to recover from multiple injuries. The victim's sisters suggest that their sibling was dressed in women's clothes at the time of the attack, and say the police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

COLUMN: What Happened To Gay Marriage In Illinois?

Marriage-equality advocates had been hoping for another big win, just weeks before the Supreme Court is scheduled to announce its decisions in the two gay-rights cases argued earlier this year. Instead, they were badly disappointed, if not stunned.

The New Yorker
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June 3, 2013
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Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: C.J.'s Mom

The blog, Raising My Rainbow, celebrated Blogging for All LGBT Families Day by writing a poem. Raising My Rainbow is written by C.J.’s Mom, a feisty, sassy girl-woman trying to have it all and usually feeling like she is failing miserably writing about raising C.J. (age 6), the most enchanting child you will ever meet with an insane knack for art and color, interior design and dance.

Gay culture gaining momentum in Singapore

Homosexuality in this Southeast Asian city-state has been illegal here for more than a century, dating back to law under colonial British rule. In a country that still lashes convicted criminals with a cane, sexual contact between men is punishable by up to two years in jail.

Aljazeera
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June 3, 2013

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