This article is from the archive of our partner. Last month, sex columnist Dan Savage launched the It Gets Better Projecta series of YouTube videos addressing teenagers targeted by homophobic bullying. Savage started the project after the suicide of gay Indiana teenager Billy Lucas, explaining in a column that "I wish I could have talked to this kid for five minutes
Adolescence can be a tough time for anyone, but for LGBT youth, teenage years can be even more trying. LGBT kids are more than twice as likely as their peers to report bullying, and almost two-thirds say they feel unsafe at school because of harassment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Teachers have a critical role to play in combating hostile situations and helping LGBT youth find acceptance and community.
Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen suing her high school over a ban on same-sex couples attending the prom, thought the worst might be over when the school agreed to a private dance to be held off school property. But when she and her date arrived at the Fulton Country Club on Friday night, they found only seven other students. The ACLU is representing McMillen in a lawsuit against the Itawamba County School District and Bennett said that at the very least the sparsely attended dance "will be brought to the court's attention.
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The Census Bureau asks Americans about subjects as varied as race, age, annual income and even their source of home heating. But there is one glaring demographic omission: The census does not ask people about their sexual orientation. As a result, there has long been a shroud of uncertainty around the geography of gay and lesbian Americans.
A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. When asked whether or not gay people have a "purpose" in life, Medley added, "No, I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't
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Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.