LGBTQ Youth

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Youth Voices: Dorianne Joseph Talks Misconceptions, Inspirations and His Role as a Mentor to Gay Children

G Philly presents a new collaboration with youth from The Attic Youth Center to spotlight the creative magic and cultural contributions of Philly’s LGBTQ youth of color. Today, […]

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STUDY: It Really Does Get Better

We’ve been saying it for years, and we always believed it, but now there’s actual scientific evidence that proves it really does get better. A […]

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Leelah Alcorn’s Memory Lives On at Golden Globes and Beyond

The death of Leelah Alcorn has shaken the LGBT community to its core. Many have responded saying that her suicide was “the transgender tipping point.” What made her […]

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Friends Select School Revs Up LGBT Outreach With Martha Graham Cracker, Brian Sims and a Queer Art Exhibit

Philly Quaker day school Friends Select School (FSS) is gearing up for a season of programming to build community among its LGBT youth and students of LGBT-headed […]

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Audra McDonald Went “Homeless” for LGBTQ Youth

If we needed another reason to utterly adore Audra McDonald, the multiple Tony Award-winning actress who has been a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights for years, […]

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NJ Transgender Teen Wins Battle to Use Boys Bathroom at His School

New Jersey transgender teen Rubin Smyers is celebrating a battle he won to use the boys bathroom at his school. More from the Asbury Park […]

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12-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being a Cheerleader

Tragic news out of Folsom, California today is the latest eye-opener to the fact that bullying is alive and well—and the repercussions can be devastating. News […]

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Oyster House Teams With Attic Youth Center to Offer Cooking Lessons to LGBT Youth

OK, so Oyster House didn’t make the cut in this year’s Philadelphia Business Journal Top LGBT Companies list. But here’s the thing: Maybe it should […]

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WATCH: Philly LGBT Youth “Shake It Off” In “It Gets Better” Video

“Some people will do everything in their power to make you feel like you are worthless, like you are helpless, and like you are alone. […]

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Kimmel Center Teams With Local LGBT Nonprofits For the Weeklong It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project has become a household name. Created in September 2010 by columnist Dan Savage as a simple YouTube video encouraging LGBTQ […]

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17-Year-Old Bucks Co. Trans Man Ends His Life by Stepping in Front of an Amtrak Train

GALAEI’s TransHealth Information Project (TIP) just released information about the passing of 17-year-old transgender man Riley Matthew Moscatel*. The young man, a student at Bucks County […]

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Local Organization Seeks Foster Parents for LGBTQ Youth

The number of LGBTQ youth who are homeless or seeking shelter is staggering: according to recent studies by UCLA, nearly 40% of homeless youth identify […]

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DO IT: Josh’s Dinner Party

Josh Can’t Cook’s host Josh Schonewolf is raising money for the Ali Forney Center at Tabu in Philly.