Posts by Joeli Katz, Youth Issues Intern

Young lesbian survivor of double shooting enlists author to tell story, raise medical funds

Two years after Kristene Chapa survived a shooting that killed her girlfriend Mollie Olgin in Texas, author Chivas Sandage is writing a book and working to promote fundraising efforts to help cover the family's ongoing medical expenses.Read More

PHOTOS: Speaking OUT raises voices of LGBT youth

Award-winning photographer Rachelle Lee Smith has been photographing portraits of LGBT youth ages 14 to 24 for the past ten years and asking the subjects to write their personal thoughts directly onto the printed photos. Read More

VIDEOS: Asian American parents share love and pride for their LGBT children

Last week a series of public service announcements (PSAs) began airing on local California television channels that serve large Asian American communities in order to share Asian American parents' messages of unconditional love and acceptance for their LGBT children.Read More

Rainbow Community club provides safe space for LGBT youth

The Rainbow Community in Longview, Washington is a group for local LGBTQ and ally middle and high school students that meets weekly at the Longview Public Library and has already changed the lives of its young members.Read More

Study shows children raised by same-sex parents thrive

A new study called the Australian Study of Child Health in Same Sex Families (ACHESS), the largest of its kind, has confirmed what years of research on same-sex parenting has been finding: children of same-sex couples are just the same as children with heterosexual parents, and in fact possibly healthier and happier than their counterparts. Read More

Groundbreaking bisexual research collaborative formed

A groundbreaking meeting on bisexual health research last week led to the formation of the Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health. Read More

GLAAD's Omar Sharif Jr. is one of People magazine's hottest bachelors

GLAAD would like to congratulate our National Spokesperson Omar Sharif Jr. on his inclusion in People's "Hottest Bachelors" issue!Read More

Writer and actor, Dan Bucatinsky, joins other modern families at first annual Family Outfest

A new event called Family Outfest is underway in Orlando, Florida this week to bring same-sex parents and their children to Disney World, Universal Studios, Lake Ivanhoe, and more for a vacation they will never forget.Read More
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