Topics :: GLBT youth

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Prince William County Schools Pushing for LGBT Nondiscrimination Policy

By John Riley | Sep 11
Just as several nearby jurisdictions did last school year, Prince William County Public Schools is looking to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.

Florida Commission Bans LGBT Conversion Therapy

HEALTH | By Michael d'Oliveira | Sep 3
Passed unanimously by the commission on Aug. 23, the new law prohibits licensed professionals from engaging in counseling that attempts to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Youth Film Highlights Homelessness

MOVIES | By Lainey Millen | Aug 21
Sherry Kelley, a film producer from California, had the opportunity to speak to the television and video production class at Methodist University about her documentary project, "A Place Called Home."

CDC Study: LGB Students at Higher Risk of Violence

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 14
A first-of-its-kind study of students in U.S. high schools has found that LGB students experience higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than their heterosexual peers.

Paris is Burning, Jr.

NATIONAL | By Andy Smith | Feb 27
For queer, questioning, trans and other at-risk youth, "It gets better" can seem like an empty catchphrase. However, one lower Manhattan-based nonprofit is helping youth from around the city adjust and find a place where they belong.

New York Moves to Halt 'Conversion Therapy' for Youths

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Peltz | Feb 7
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Despite Housing Needs, Many LGBTQ Youth Hopeful at Holiday

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 27
Despite the challenges they face, many LGBTQ youth in San Francisco who've struggled with housing are hopeful this holiday season.

Short Film 'Not A Sin' Turns the Lens to LGBT Homeless Youth

MOVIES | Sep 23
Faith in America will release a short film this week entitled "Not a Sin," in anticipation of this month's Papal visit to the U.S. and the upcoming Presidential primaries.

Advocates for LGBT Youth Call for Ending 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Sep 19
Mario Vasquez was only a freshman when a vicious rumor nearly got him expelled from his high school in Lancaster, California. Now Vasquez uses his story to illustrate a much larger problem affecting LGBT youth.

Senate Defeats LGBT Student Nondiscrimination Amendment

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have provided nondiscrimination and anti-bullying protections for LGBT children in schools.

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