Last year, the media reported on a series of suicides among LGBT youth. Suicide among LGBT youth is not a new phenomenon. Several research studies during the past decade have found the rates of suicide and suicide attempts are higher among LGBT youth as compared to the general population. However, media recognition of the suicides has sparked speculation about possible causes and has inspired social campaigns that address suicide among LGBT youth.
On October 20, dubbed Spirit Day, millions of supporters of the youth group Gay-Straight Alliance Network wear purple to draw attention to GSA Network’s efforts to stop the bullying of gays at school. The photo shows three California network supporters.
An MTV dance crew put on its dancing shoes Sunday night and won't take them off for 55 hours, in order to break a Guinness World Record and raise funds for anti-bullying campaigns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A history teacher amends his lessons on the civil rights movement to include the push for gay equality. A high school removes Internet filters blocking gay advocacy websites. Six gay students sue their district, saying officials failed to protect them from bullies.
Cory Barrett has heard the slurs and seen the abuse that countless high school students face.
As the director of youth services at Rainbow Alley, a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teens, Barrett and his staff specialize in providing a safe place for those who feel targeted and bullied in their schools.
In addition to the simple resources like snacks and a cyber café, the agency in downtown Denver offers professional counseling and other services for youth from around the state.
Wendy Walsh, the mother of Seth Walsh, after whom the recently signed Seth's Law is named, visited San Francisco this week to mark the bill becoming law.
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)--The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is calling on school leaders in Tennessee’s Monroe County to stop subverting the formation of a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at Sequoyah High School in Madisonville.
Members of the LGBT community have gained considerable ground with the recent passing of two bills aimed to help transgender Californians.
The Gender Nondiscrimination Act and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9 after a months-long campaign to recognize the basic rights of transgender people.“We’re definitely excited about the positive effect the passing of these bills will have on the transgender community,” said Mark Snyder, spokesman for the Transgender Law Center, an organization that co-sponsored the bills.
(San Francisco) Today, anti-equality advocates announced that they have failed to collect the required number of signatures to place a referendum for the November 2012 ballot to overturn the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act.