Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.
This year, members of Congress can help prevent LGBT youth homelessness by ensuring that schools are safe and inclusive spaces for all students, and by directing existing homeless-youth programs to specifically target LGBT youth.
These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.
Passing the Student Non-Discrimination Act would not only prevent the bullying and harassment of LGBT students across the country, but it could also lead to a host of better outcomes for these children later in life.
Report A new report shows that youth homeless shelters do not have adequate resources to serve gay and transgender youth, write Andrew Phifer and Jeff Krehely.
Issue Brief Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills overview the unfair experiences LGBT youth go through in the juvenile justice system.
Jerome Hunt explains how gay-straight alliances can help improve the school environment for gay and transgender students.
Jerome Hunt argues that the broad embrace of measures to prevent bullying against gay and transgender youth hastens the day when schools are finally safe places for all students.
Melissa Dunn and Jeff Krehely explain why Congress needs to incorporate gay and transgender youth into the act when it comes up for reauthorization next year.
Issue Brief Melissa Dunn and Jeff Krehely give an overview of gay and transgender homelessness and how to address the problem in light of a White House conference on the topic today.
Issue Brief Mark Hines and Jeff Krehely detail why far-reaching federal legislation is needed to protect students, especially LGBT students, from bullying in schools.
Black gay and transgender youth are especially vulnerable to bullying and harassment, writes Danielle Moodie-Mills. Congress needs to pass laws that are inclusive of the needs and safety of all students.
Jeff Krehely examines a new report that details the consequences of bullying among gay and transgender youth that extends well into adulthood, and the legislation that could stop it.
New legislation from Sen. John Kerry calls for services and support for gay and transgender homeless youth and their families.