He brought candy to that first meeting at the Covenant House homeless shelter in Manhattan a few days after Halloween — a universal ice breaker, he figured. Each month he kept coming back, one time helping the mainly gay, lesbian and bisexual youth decorate for Christmas, another time discussing their fears in a changing political world.
Throughout our March-April 2017 print publication, which has a cover package of stories focused on LGBT youth, we have used the acronym LGBT, consistent with the Associated Press (AP) style guide — the rule book for journalists worldwide. We could have used a lot more letters.
Despite some progress, schools are still a hostile environment for many gay and transgender youth in the U.S., according to a new report. While physical violence is now less common, cyberbullying is frequent.
Stigma and discrimination, unsafe schools and discriminatory policing drive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth into the justice system where they are overrepresented and subject to unfair treatment and abuse, says a new report.
Collective action is needed to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay and bisexual students, who experience violence and other health risks at higher rates than their heterosexual peers, a new federal report says.
This new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses the first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) high school students to summarize the many areas in which these students are prone to higher health and safety riskes compared to non-LGB students. This higher risk is caused by bullying, isolation, greater instances of sexual violence and higher rates of depression, among other factors. The report concludes with a number of policy recommendations meant to address these troubling findings.
For some, the ubiquity and high frequency of mass shootings in the United States is nothing less than shocking. But many teens feel less disgusted and awed and more downright apathetic toward these tragedies. And it is hardly our fault.