Bringing Transgender Justice into Services-based Organizations

Growing up transgender is never easy. Trans youth face high rates of violence, with more than three-quarters of trans students feeling unsafe in school. The majority have experienced verbal harassment in the classroom, and one-quarter suffer physical harassment.

Safe Spaces: Supportive Environments Are Crucial for Transgender Youth

The cover of the January 2017 issue of National Geographic was a first for the historic magazine, though at first glance it seems fairly traditional: A striking 9-year-old girl looks confidently into the camera, her rainbow hair in a deep side part, her jawline set. The words “Gender Revolution” splash boldly across her chest, giving a hint to the challenges she faces.

Bathroom Bills and Trans Youth

As a queer Jewish teenager, I have the uncommon privilege of having relationships with people between 20 and 50 years older than me with similar intersectionalities.

Supporting Those Who Support Homeless Youth

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.

Not Enough Letters? About Our March-April 2017 Print Edition

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.

Here’s a Collaborative Way to End Homelessness Among LGBT Youth

The primary reason for all youth homelessness may be related to family conflict, but for LGBT youth sexual orientation and/or gender identity is a significant predicting factor for homelessness.