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Study: Teen Victims of Sexual Assault Getting Subpar ER Care

NATIONAL | By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 2
Many sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.

New Study Shows That Coming Out as Gay Raises Stress Level

FAMILY | By EDGE | Apr 21
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.

Congresswoman Lee Marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
Each year, on April 10, Congress marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year's theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS." Congresswoman Barbara Lee shares her voice.

Camp Aranu'tiq Enrolls Transgender Youth for Summer Season

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
Transgender and gender-variant kids now have a place where they can be themselves: Camp Aranu'tiq's summer program.

Coming Out as LBGT at School Contributes to Well-Being

FAMILY | By EDGE | Mar 13
A timely new study has found that LGBT youth who come out at school report more positive adjustment as young adults and have significantly lower levels of depression with higher levels of self-esteem.

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

FAMILY | By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

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.

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.

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