LGBTQ: New Center Links Civil Rights Movement to Human Rights

The center, which opened June 23, packs a punch, with music, archival TV footage, beautiful visual and interactive displays of the civil rights struggle in the South . . .

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OST at Capitol Hill

OST Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Surging demand for out-of-school programs far exceeds supply and advocates are asking lawmakers to boost the budget this fall. The annual lobbying day, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, a Washington-based nonprofit, brought more than 250 OST advocates from 46 states to the nation’s capital . . .

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Newsmakers | July-August 2014

Jonathan P. Raymond - Steven Maze Rothstein - Samuel Halperin - Ted Mitchell - John C. Lechleiter - Stacey Childress . . .

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Supporting and Caring for Our Gender-Expansive Youth

-Full report-

Author(s): Human Rights Campaignand Gender Spectrum

Published: February 2014

Report Intro/Brief:
"Drawing on survey findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest report – produced in partnership with Gender Spectrum – examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives. The report also provides information and suggestions for those seeking to increase their comfort and competency with the evolving landscape of gender identity and expression." -Human Rights Campaign

Local, National Groups Giving Parents Tools to Help Children with Addictions

CUMMING, Ga. — More than three years ago, Sherry Ajluni got a call no mother would ever want to receive. Her 21-year-old son, who’d been struggling with heroin addiction, was missing from his dorm room. Four days later, he was found in an orchard near his school in Albany, Ga., the victim of apparent suicide. Her son, Brandon Schiff, was the oldest of six children and had wanted to be a history teacher.