Topics :: LGBT Youth

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Treatment Center Accepts Jailed Transgender Teen

By Dave Collins | Friday Jun 6, 2014
A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women’s prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts.

Westboro to Picket Wilson High School

By John Riley | Friday Jun 6, 2014
The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket outside of Woodrow Wilson High School, in Northwest D.C., on June 9.

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Trevor Project Holds NextGen Prom in LA

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 29, 2014
The Trevor Project invites all folks of legal drinking age to attend their third annual Trevor NextGen Prom 2014, a fundraiser supporting the group’s lifesaving work for LGBTQ youth on May 31, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Get Your Game On at RI Youth Substance Abuse Training

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 28, 2014
On May 2, the The Rhode Island HIV Prevention Coalition is sponsoring "Got UR Game On?," a one-day conference and training on improving communication with young people about sexual health and substance abuse issues.

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

Engaging Youth Voices in the HIV & AIDS Response

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, and across the country, organizations are working via youth ambassadors to address the alarming health risk of HIV.

Y-Hep to Open New Clinic in Philly

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 24, 2014
Y-HEP, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, announced the opening of a new family care clinic for youth at its facility at 1417 Locust Street in Center City.