Morning of 10/15/12: Media mocks hate groups’ campaign against Mix it Up at Lunch Day (for example, here and here). ◊ Art depicting suicide in Australia concerns mental health experts. ◊ University in North Carolina bans Chick-fil-a over its anti-gay activities.
Morning of 10/10/12: Following the tragic death of an area student, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth will host a meeting at East Hampton High School on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. ◊ A scholarly journal offers a new collection of articles for professionals who work with LGBT youth. ◊ L.A.’s center for homeless LGBT youth is changing locations. ◊ Anoka gay youth group denied chance to march in Halloween parade. ◊ October 11 is National Coming Out Day.
To close out the work week, here’s a selection of LGBT-youth-related news from around the world.
- As I mentioned earlier this week, GLSEN has released its 2011 National School Climate Survey. It contains some good news: “The 2011 survey demonstrates a continued decline in anti-LGBT language over the years, and for the first time the 2011 survey shows a significant decrease in victimization based on sexual orientation.” However, the head researcher at GLSEN, Joseph Kosciw, cautions that “an alarming number of LGBT youth still face barriers that inhibit their ability to receive an education. And although we have seen an increase in school supports that can improve school climate for these youth, many of these young people reported being unable to access these supports in their schools.”