Posts by Joeli Katz, Youth Issues Intern

UN Human Rights Commissioner urges LGBT World Cup players to come out

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay spoke yesterday about the significance of LGBT World Cup players coming out to foster visibility and understanding, and urging closeted players to come out.Read More

And the two princes live happily ever after: Gay fairytale released worldwide

The Princes and the Treasure, a fairytale children's book featuring two gay princes, was released around the world after its initial release in the United States earlier this year.Read More

VIDEO: Pittsburgh investigate police attack on PrideFest attendee

An investigation has been launched in response to a video taken during Pittsburgh's PrideFest that shows a police officer punching and using physical force on a teenage girl.Read More

New York Assembly passes bill to ban reparative therapy for youth

The New York State Assembly passed a bill to ban reparative therapy, or gay conversion therapy, for minors under age 18.Read More

South Carolina schools punished for spending state funds on LGBT reading materials

Two state-funded South Carolina universities are being required to teach about the United States founding documents in retaliation for the fact that the colleges spent funds on LGBT-themed reading materials.Read More

A national coalition launches to create safer schools for LGBT youth in Australia

Safe Schools Coalition Australia is the first national coalition to create a safer and more inclusive environment for LGBT youth in Australia.Read More

LGBT students face harsher punishments, enter juvenile justice system

LGBT students, students of color, and students with disabilities are the most likely to be impacted by disciplinary action in schools and enter the juvenile justice system, according to a new report released by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.Read More

GLAAD and American Apparel gear up for LGBT Pride

GLAAD and American Apparel have partnered to release a new t-shirt for LGBT pride month, now available online and in stores across the nation.Read More
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