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Joe Biden Launches LGBTQ Family Acceptance Campaign

Joe Biden Launches LGBTQ Family Acceptance Campaign | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Biden Foundation has launched a new campaign 'As You Are' in an effort to promote the importance of family acceptance for LGBTQ youth

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Gender Letter: Teenagers Are Here, Queer and Bringing Pride to Prom

Gender Letter: Teenagers Are Here, Queer and Bringing Pride to Prom | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A century-old adherence to entrenched prom traditions has long left many young people in the dust. But in recent years, some students have been turning the heteronormative event on its head.

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VIDEO: Why We Erase Hate

The Matthew Shepard Foundation + Michael Garcia Present an Anti-Bullying Video for Matthew’s Place. Michael shares his experience on getting bullied and how he dealt with it growing up.

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LGBT youth are 120% more likely to be homeless than straight people, study shows

LGBT youth are 120% more likely to be homeless than straight people, study shows | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

There are about 1.6 million homeless youth in the U.S., and they disproportionately identify as LGBT individuals.

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Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulant Homophobia

Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulant Homophobia | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The psychologist at the LGBT youth shelter waited for me in a small side street in the city center of Tirana, Albania’s capital. “No one knows our exact address, we want to avoid arson and havoc,” she told me.

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After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.

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Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Subaru of America, Inc. today proudly announced its partnership with PFLAG, a national organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program. Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National and its network of chapters across the country to ensure that all youth – regardless of their family background or personal identity – are welcomed and accepted at school.

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In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom

In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
When Taylor Ries’ prom was canceled after a fight over her desire to bring a same-sex date, some locals stepped in to hold it—in the name of LGBT inclusion.
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Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’

Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.
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Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Bobby Cushman was a truck driver and then a Realtor. Then he was a truck driver and was a Realtor again.
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Brendon Urie Pledges $1 Million Supporting LGBT Youth

Brendon Urie Pledges $1 Million Supporting LGBT Youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Panic! At the Disco singer's pledge will help launch Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance clubs across country

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Millennials Are Driving LGBT Population Growth, According To Gallup's Latest Poll

Just in time for Pride Month, Gallup has released its annual report on how many Americans self-identify as LGBT, and the results point to an ever queerer future. In the Gallup poll's six-year history (they've been tracking this data since 2012), the …

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'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky

'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Elijah Eiler, a Chicago Public Schools teacher, is among the gay educators and advocates who say that teachers remain cautious about coming out at school, fearing backlash and discrimination.

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I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.

I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Nearly 700,000 adults in the country have been subjected to this harmful practice.

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Innerviews: Gay teacher shares story of journey to truth

Innerviews: Gay teacher shares story of journey to truth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

He’s the son of a state trooper. He was reared in a fundamentalist church. He graduated from a fundamentalist school, Bob Jones University, and worked there for 14 years as business manager.

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Two Gay Teachers From Very Different Worlds On Shaping The Next Generation

Two Gay Teachers From Very Different Worlds On Shaping The Next Generation | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Divided by state politics, these educators are equally devoted to America's youth.

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The boy, George: Speculation about whether the prince is a gay icon isn’t about him

The boy, George: Speculation about whether the prince is a gay icon isn’t about him | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When so much of queer history has been erased, it's important for LGBT people to see themselves represented. Even in a child.

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Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization's history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community College Scholarship Program thanks to continued support from Wells Fargo.

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Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in America every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT.
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NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves.

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A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an LGBT ceremony on Feb. 12 in the city of Saga to encourage and congratulate those who had reached the age of 20 over the past year.

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