Topics :: GLBT youth

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 5, 2014
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Teen Sues DMV After Being Told to Remove Makeup

By Meg Kinnard | Tuesday Sep 2, 2014
Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears makeup and either androgynous or women's clothing. The teen doesn't identify as male or female and does not wish to be referred to as "he" or "she."

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He's 'Prisoner Of My Own Body'

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 22, 2014
On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train.

GSA Network Head Quits After Sabbatical

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The executive director of the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network is leaving, 16 years after she founded the organization.

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

New Study: LGBT Youth Face More Online Abuse Than Peers

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 4, 2014
A new study finds that LGBT youth are harassed more online when compared to their non-LGBT peers.

SMYAL Taps Sultan Shakir

By John Riley | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
The Board of Directors of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders announced early Thursday morning that it has named Sultan Shakir as its new executive director.