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LGBT Youth Archives

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

More than a Bully Pulpit

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.

by Jeff Krehely | Monday, May 16, 2011

Combating LGBT Youth Homelessness

New legislation from Sen. John Kerry calls for services and support for gay and transgender homeless youth and their families.

by Noel Gordon and Jeff Krehely | Tuesday, May 10, 2011

There’s No Place Like Home

CAP event examines the importance of family support for LGBT youth and their well-being.

| Friday, February 25, 2011

Bullying Should Not Be a Teenage Rite of Passage

article icon Issue Brief Jerome Hunt examines what state and local school boards, state legislatures, and the federal government are doing about antigay bullying.

by Jerome Hunt | Friday, February 25, 2011

Families Matter

book_alt2 icon Report New research highlights the importance of family in the lives and health of LGBT youth, write Shannon Minter and Jeff Krehely.

by Shannon Minter and Jeff Krehely | Monday, February 7, 2011