Posts by Joeli Katz, Youth Issues Intern

Students share what being a queer person of color means to them (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Students at Connecticut College have come together to generate a greater understanding of what it means to be a queer person of color.Read More

VIDEO: High school principal comes out at school-wide Pride Day event

A Washington D.C. high school principal surprised and inspired his students when he came out as gay at the school's Pride Day event. Read More

Keith Ablow responds to family acceptance of transgender child by recommending anti-psychotic medication

We previously shared with you a video about Ryland, the six-year-old transgender boy whose heartwarming story of transition and acceptance was documented in a viral video with upwards of five million views and climbing. Ryland Whittington and his family have received praise and support online. Read More

Change starts with summer camp: Joaquin Phoenix to produce CAMP: The Documentary

Be More Heroic (BMH) and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding (RPCP) are partnering with Joaquin Phoenix to produce CAMP: The Documentary.Read More

Graduating in style: Why students wore rainbow striped socks at their graduation ceremony

This past weekend the graduating students at Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Whitehorse, the largest city in northern Canada, filed in to their graduation ceremony in rainbow striped socks in support of the school's newly established gay-straight alliance.Read More

VIDEO: Teens come out, band performs at schoolwide, student-led assembly

This past Friday, the NYC Lab School exhibited what it means to truly come together in support of LGBT pride during its annual Pridefest, when students came out and Great Caesar performed their hit single.Read More

Largest amount of money ever donated by a live person to a LGBT center being used to support homeless youth

Anita May Rosenstein, great-granddaughter of the founder of May Department Stores Co., recently donated an astounding $6.5 million to the Los Angeles LGBT Center to support homeless LGBT youth. Read More

Beating bullying: How England and Wales are combating LGBT hate crimes in schools

Yesterday was the launch of a new campaign designed to tackle homophobic and transphobic abuse in schools in England and Wales. Read More
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