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Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He's 'Prisoner Of My Own Body'

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 22, 2014
On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train.

GSA Network Head Quits After Sabbatical

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The executive director of the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network is leaving, 16 years after she founded the organization.

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

New Study: LGBT Youth Face More Online Abuse Than Peers

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 4, 2014
A new study finds that LGBT youth are harassed more online when compared to their non-LGBT peers.

SMYAL Taps Sultan Shakir

By John Riley | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
The Board of Directors of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders announced early Thursday morning that it has named Sultan Shakir as its new executive director.

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.

Reciprocity Foundation Promotes Holistic Youth Wellness

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Reciprocity Foundation has a mission: to help LGBT youth become successful adults. Since 2005, they’ve helped more than 1,000 with workshops, mentors and holistic healing.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

Uncivil Union Concert Raises Funds for The Ally Coalition

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
On Wednesday, June 25, the stars of indie music and comedy will unite for Uncivil Union, a concert to raise funds and awareness for LGBT groups.