New United Nations Document Includes LGBT Youth

Posted by MK on 9/18/12 –

Symbol from United Nations FlagThe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a new document summarizing nations’ obligations under international law with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The document, Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law, includes a section on education and youth; I’ve pasted that section below. (Advisory: the new document contains at least one graphic image of violence.)  Read the full post

Is “That’s So Gay” Anti-Gay? A Look at Microaggressions

A late August post briefly mentioned a recent study from the University of Michigan, which found the phrase “that’s so gay” to be associated with negative health symptoms among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) college youth. It’s worth briefly highlighting that news item again, because the study helps shed light on an important issue—”microaggressions”—in the lives of LGBT youth.

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Six-Week Site Check: What’s New & What’s Coming at LGBT Youth Allies

LGBT Youth Allies has been up and running for about six weeks. Here’s an update on what’s new and what’s coming:

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We’ve been hard at work.

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