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Phone app will aid teens...

Phone app will aid teens... | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

The app allows a platform that is fun, safe and interactive for young people who are queer, trans or questioning and might need...

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Couples kick-off LGBT campaign with public 'kiss-in' in London

Couples kick-off LGBT campaign with public 'kiss-in' in London | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
Scores of couples gathered in central London to celebrate the launch of a campaign against homophobia with a public 'kiss-in' on Valentine’s Day.

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Maybe 'that's so gay' is actually ok for young people to say

Maybe 'that's so gay' is actually ok for young people to say | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

The phrase “that’s so gay” has traditionally been understood as homophobic. Stonewall’s School Report argued this position, and it will be discussed in their upcoming Education Conference.

 

Stonewall argues that the phrase has a harmful effect on young lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s education and well-being. Yet the initial findings from my interviews with 40 gay youth from four universities suggests a more complex picture, with no clear agreement on what the phrase means or its effects.

 

Consider Joe, a 19-year-old gay student at an elite university. He said: “I think it breaks down barriers between the straight and gay community… I use it a lot.” Similarly, Neil, gay and aged 18, said: “I don’t find it derogatory in any way, probably because I say it as well.”

 

How are we to understand a phrase that older people find homophobic, but many younger people do not find offensive and even use themselves? We can only get to an answer by listening to the voices of young people and trying to understand their perspectives.


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YouTube Aims to Build Community, Hope for LGBT Youth Online - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

YouTube Aims to Build Community, Hope for LGBT Youth Online - Human Rights Campaign (blog) | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
YouTube Aims to Build Community, Hope for LGBT Youth Online Human Rights Campaign (blog) In an exclusive interview with HRC, Raymond Braun, social marketing manager for YouTube, discussed the social media platform's Proud To Play and Proud To Love...
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Jamaican Court Allows Gay Youth To Continue Living In Sewers: VIDEO

Jamaican Court Allows Gay Youth To Continue Living In Sewers: VIDEO | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
Jamaica has the distinction of being a country that is particularly hostile to gays, thanks in no small part to U.S. evangelical speakers attempts to sow hatred there. The fallout of the hostility ...
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Boy Scouts Start Accepting Gay Youth On New Year's Day

Boy Scouts Start Accepting Gay Youth On New Year's Day | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
David Crary and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press via HuffingtonPost.com; Boy Scouts Start Accepting Gay Youth On New Year's Day: "The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, ...
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Italian Gay Youth's Suicide Prompts Candle-Lit Vigil Outside Rome's Colosseum

Italian Gay Youth's Suicide Prompts Candle-Lit Vigil Outside Rome's Colosseum | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

Hundreds of gay rights activists held a candle-lit vigil at Rome's Colosseum Wednesday to call for a law against homophobia after a youth threw himself...

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Coming Out As...Christian

Coming Out As...Christian | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

Being Christian and queer in a world where these two categories are endlessly pitted against each other isn't easy. As a bisexual man ...

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No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan” | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

UPDATE: Queer Pakistan was coincidentally banned and blocked by the authorities on the same day this article was published. “Please tell me, is there ...

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Are you gender fluid, demi-girl or intersex?

Are you gender fluid, demi-girl or intersex? | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, is asking children as young as 13 to describe their gender. The list is part of a campaign to ‘find out how gender matters to young people’.
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UK’s first LGBT school planned for Manchester

UK’s first LGBT school planned for Manchester | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

Plans to open the first LGBT school in the UK are under way,with funding secured, and a site selected in Manchester.


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James Dawson: we need to take action on mental health of LGBT teens

James Dawson: we need to take action on mental health of LGBT teens | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
The author of This Book Is Gay gets angry about the stark statistics on LGBT teenagers with depression – or even taking their own lives as Leelah Alcorn did last month – and calls for a big shake up in sex education lessons...

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LGBT Relationship Network - Resources for Successful LGBT Relationships

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Challenges for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) Youth

Challenges for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) Youth | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
Young people growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in America face several difficulties including discrimination and social ostracism. Many LGBT teens end up disconnected from the...
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English Gay Youth Twice As Likely To...

English Gay Youth Twice As Likely To... | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

...more hazardously than their heterosexual peers we speak with one of the authors of the study by UCL...

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Boy Scouts to allow gay youths to join

Boy Scouts to allow gay youths to join | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it
Openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting, delegates to the annual meeting of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday.

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So what are they saying here? "Oh, we'll accept gay youth, but we won't accept gay adult scout leaders." So apparently it's okay to be gay as a youth, but a gay adult is more likely to be a pedophile. Amazing that homophobia can distinguish between ages. The BSA can clap each other on their backs and congratulate themselves for keeping homophobia alive and well in their organization. 

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Young, Gay & Homeless: Why LGBT Youth Still End Up On The Streets In Disproportionate Numbers

Young, Gay & Homeless: Why LGBT Youth Still End Up On The Streets In Disproportionate Numbers | LGBT Youth | Scoop.it

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