Category Archives: LGBT Youth

Scene Yourself: Next Generation Awards (It Gets Better)

The is the second in a series of posts that provide a visual take on the It Get’s Better Project. The hope is to show Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGBT) Youth that it gets better in a visual way. These … Continue reading

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D.C.’s Mayor Gray Holds LGBT Youth Summit

From The Washington Blade: About 80 people turned out on Saturday, May 11, for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s First Annual LGBT Youth Summit, which was held at the Eastern Market’s meeting hall on Capitol Hill. Those attending the event appeared … Continue reading

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D.C.’s MEMTROWEEKLY Honors GLBT Leaders Under 30

For the past 5 years Washington, D.C.’s gay magazine, METROWEEKLY, has been “honoring the achievements and potential of LGBT leaders under the age of 30” with their Next Generation Awards. This year’s winners are Alexander AJ King, who works for … Continue reading

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Kennewick, Wash. Youth Center Suspends Operations Amid ‘financial difficulties’

From The Tri-City Herald: A Kennewick drop-in center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth and their allies is closing its doors — at least for the time being — citing financial difficulties. The board of Vista Youth Center made … Continue reading

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40 Year Old LGBT Campus Organization Honored with Diversity Award

San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Union (LGBTSU), which has been in existence for 40 years, will be honored April 2013 with the University’s Student Organization Diversity Award. The Diversity Award is given to those … Continue reading

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New Sports Program Tells LGBT Athletes YOU Belong

From Outsports: Former NFL player Wade Davis and LGBT rights activist Darnell Moore are teaming up to create a sports camp aimed at empowering LGBT and straight-ally youth. YOU Belong Sports & Leadership Initiative will host four camps throughout the … Continue reading

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IA Community College Could Face Defunding for Sponsorship of LGBT Youth Conference

From Queerty: Anti-gay bullying has usually been something even ardent conservatives have come out against. Usually, but not in the case of more than a dozen Republican legislators in Iowa, who are threatening to defund a community college unless it … Continue reading

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Southern Methodist University Starts a Picture Campaign to Support LGBTs

From The Daily Campus: LGBT equal rights. Three words that stir up a lot of emotion and controversy, but supporters of equality on the SMU campus want to send out a different message. April is “Pride Month” and Valerie Erwin, … Continue reading

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An 8 Year Old Teaches His Class About Harvey Milk

Amelia is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She writes articles about her journey with her son who told her that he’s gay. In an installment at the beginning of March 2013, she writes about him teaching his second-grade … Continue reading

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Lake County, Fla. Dragging Its Feet In Allowing GSA

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth grader who is bisexual, has been trying to form a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at her school to help combat the bullying hat she and her friends had been experiencing: Silberstein’s push for a GSA is in … Continue reading

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