Queer Youth Must Get Sexual Health Care While Incarcerated

As “bathroom bills,” military transgender bans and elimination of protections for LGBTQ federal employees demonstrate, we are a long way from a society in which coming out is a realistic option for all. The truth of this likely hits youth the hardest, who still risk family rejection, bullying, even homelessness for coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

Growing Up LGBT in America

The Human Rights Campaign conducted exhaustive surveys of the largest known sample of LGBT youth ever (over 10,000) from across the country to produce this report summarizing and explaining the key difficulties these youth face as the grow up in their varied families and communities.

“Like Walking Through a Hailstorm” – Discrimination against LGBT Youth in US Schools

This new report from Human Rights Watch uses data and information gained from interviews with over 500 students, teachers, administrators, parents, service providers and advocates in five different states to convey the reality that LGBTQ youth face in the education environment. The report then provides a number of policy and practice recommendations that could be implemented to help stop or mitigate the bullying, discrimination, harassment and social exclusion that these students face.

Creating a Safe Environment for Teens Experiencing Digital Abuse

It can be far too easy to hide behind a screen in today’s hyperconnected world — whether it’s commenting anonymously or simply using the excuse that your comment wasn’t said to someone’s face and, therefore, shouldn’t be taken seriously. And when it comes to teens, digital behavior that they may view as flirtatious can actually be abusive . . .

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