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Human Rights Campaign report finds nearly half of Black LGBTQ youth are ridiculed by family members

From Blavity by Milan Harris The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) partnered with the University of Connecticut to release a groundbreaking report on the lives of more than 1,600 Black LGBTQ youth, a mostly untapped research population. The report borrows from a more extensive survey investigating the life of LGBTQ youth in the United States. The results shed […]

Trans teen activist, former Homecoming king, dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Brockington, a young trans activist celebrated nationwide as the first out trans homecoming king in a North Carolina high school, is being mourned after committing suicide Monday night, reports North Carolina LGBT newspaper QNotes. Brockington, an 18-year-old student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, became homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago […]

CDC releases the MMWR Surveillance Summary, “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2013.

On June 12, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the MMWR Surveillance Summary, “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2013.” The report summarizes results from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), conducted among more than 13,000 students in grades 9-12. This year’s Surveillance Summary also includes results from […]