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LGBT Youth Archives

Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth

Homeless youth book_alt2 icon Report LGBT youth continue to be disproportionately represented among homeless youth in our country, and their experiences of homelessness continue to be characterized by violence, discrimination, poor health, and unmet needs.

by Andrew Cray, Katie Miller, Laura E. Durso | Thursday, September 26, 2013

California’s New Protections for Transgender Students

Benji DelgadilloThe top five myths propagated by anti-transgender opponents of California’s School Success and Opportunity Act must be rebutted.

by Sarah McBride | Friday, August 23, 2013

LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Means Healthier Youth and Safer Schools

Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.

by Hannah Slater | Friday, June 21, 2013

4 Bills Congress Can Enact This Year to Prevent LGBT Youth Homelessness

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.

by Katie Miller | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures

These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.

by Andrew Cray | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families

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.

by Crosby Burns and David A. Bergeron | Monday, May 6, 2013

Improving the Lives of LGBT Americans Beginning with Our Youth

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.

by Christopher Frost and Katie Miller | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gay and Transgender Homeless Youth Face Huge Obstacles

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Andrew Phifer and Jeff Krehely | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Unfair Criminalization of Gay and Transgender Youth

article icon Issue Brief Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills overview the unfair experiences LGBT youth go through in the juvenile justice system.

by Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, June 29, 2012

Gay-Straight Alliances

Jerome Hunt explains how gay-straight alliances can help improve the school environment for gay and transgender students.

by Jerome Hunt | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Support for Antibullying Measures Extends Beyond Gay and Transgender Groups

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.

by Jerome Hunt | Thursday, May 31, 2012

Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Should Include Gay and Transgender Youth

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.

by Melissa Dunn and Jeff Krehely | Thursday, May 10, 2012

Supporting Gay and Transgender Youth Most in Need

article icon 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.

by Melissa Dunn and Jeff Krehely | Friday, March 9, 2012

Comprehensive Federal Approach Needed to Create Safe Schools for All Students

article icon 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.

by Mark Hines and Jeff Krehely | Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Kids Are Not Alright

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.

by Danielle Moodie-Mills | Thursday, September 8, 2011