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Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

FAMILY | By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.

DC Council Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

FAMILY | By EDGE | Dec 3
On Tuesday, December 2, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy.

Big Stars Share Their Talent at Ally Coalition Gay Youth Fundraiser

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 2
Bleachers, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo, Andrew McMahon and Ingrid Michaelson are among the music and comedy stars confirmed to perform in support of LGBTQ youth at The Ally Coalition's Talent Show on December 2 at New World Stages in New York City.

Gaga Tweets Scene-Stealing, Dancing Teen

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 18
Lady Gaga made one little monster deliriously happy last weekend when she congratulated him on Twitter for photobombing a local television news report about the opening of a new shopping center with the choreography from her hit song, "Applause."

GMHC 'Your Realness' Initiative Targets LGBT Youth of Color

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 9
Late last month, Gay Men's Health Crisis launched a new media initiative titled, Your Realness, which will broaden outreach to LGBT youth of color.

Chita Rivera Performs at Art Attack Benefit at Birdland

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
On Monday, September 15, Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline at "An Evening of Song," benefiting the Art Attack Foundation at the equally legendary Birdland music club.

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Teen Sues DMV After Being Told to Remove Makeup

NATIONAL | By Meg Kinnard | Sep 2
Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears makeup and either androgynous or women's clothing. The teen doesn't identify as male or female and does not wish to be referred to as "he" or "she."

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 14
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

THEATRE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

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