A message for anyone who thinks gay people shouldn’t be allowed to marry whom they want? “Cry me a river, build me a bridge, and get over it.”
Lo is that girl you had a secret crush on in high school, the one who could skate and wore baggy shorts. And with everything she goes through, you genuinely care about her.
“I’m seventeen and I’ve already gone through my queer angst – and it kills me to see this kid alone almost all the time, they always look miserable and it reminds me of me a couple of years ago.”
Luckily there are other scouting alternatives for your kids!
Now that back to school sales are in full swing, it’s hard to look through clothing catalogs without becoming irate. Here are some retailers that don’t think your kids are damsels in distress.
Despite the fact that LGBT youth comprise a disproportionate amount of the youth homeless population, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act currently does not contain language or requirements to specifically protect this vulnerable population.
A newly released GLSEN survey shows LGBT youth are more likely to be bullied online than their straight peers. But they’re also figuring out how to make it better for themselves.
I want us to all take a moment to let this sink: according to the largest study on same-sex parents and their children ever conducted, the kids are not only okay, but in some ways more well-adjusted than the children in heterosexual-parented families.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: Awesome mom dresses 5-year-old daughter up as independent strong women from history, results in infinite cuteness and warm fuzzy girl power feelings.
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
“Others spoke out against the alliance, saying the real issue is bullying. Students, they said, would not find the support they need in a gay-straight group.”
Personally, I blame the hit sequel “Heather’s Two Mommies Have Two Kegs Of Miller Lite.”
“Now is certainly not the time for the District to start public maneuvering and posturing at the expense of a family facing such a devastating loss.”
Easy Bake Ovens don’t need to be gendered anymore than Lego does. Sidestep the stereotypes this season.
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
Kristen’s Team Pick: Here’s your daily Aww.
Yes, it’s good for there to be a safe refuge where gay students can learn and thrive in safety, but the goal should be to create this kind of safe environment in mainstream schools.
We’re only a few weeks into the 2012 school year and already organizations are stepping up to the plate to make it a little bit easier for today’s queer youth.
If you change your face to fit the beauty standards of the meanest kid on the playground, who wins?
The Boy Scouts of America decided to keep their anti-gay ban, while Jennifer Tyrrell keeps fighting. “How dare someone tell a mother they can’t be a part of their child’s life?”