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LGBTQ Youth Courage Awards Winners Announced

National
The Colin Higgins Foundation has announced its 18th Annual Youth Courage Award winners, whom it will recognize for extraordinary leadership and advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Standing Ovations for Kendell, Confidence in NCLR’s Future

Outgoing National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, right, enjoying a moment with the Human Rights Campaign’s Director of Public Education and Research Ashland Johnson, left, at the 41st annual NCLR Gala at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, May 19, 2018. Photo: NCLR
National
It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights. It all happened in one amazing Saturday night at the NCLR sold out 41st annual dinner gala and party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on May 19. ...
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Biden Foundation and YMCA Team Up to Foster LGBTQ Inclusion and Equity Nationwide

Photo: Omar Lopez / Unsplash
National
The Biden Foundation and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) Monday announced a joint three-year effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion and equity at YMCA locations nationwide. ...
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Vodka Company Helps Lambert House Pay Back Its Loan

Lambert House on Capitol Hill is one of the oldest LGBT youth organizations in the country. Photo: Aly Brady
Local
Lambert House’s goal? Raise over $5 million, with the first half due in September 2020. The rest of the money will be used for renovations on the property, such as replacing the original brick foundation from 1901. ...
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Camp Lightbulb Launches First-Ever LGBTQ Spring Camp for Teens in New York City

Travel
Parents of LGBTQ teens aged 14-18 can register their children to attend the new Spring Camp run by Camp Lightbulb in New York City. The two-day, overnight camp begins the morning of Saturday, March 31, continuing into the evening of Sunday, April 1. ...
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Miley Cyrus, Tinashe, The Pointer Sisters, VASSY to Headline Capital Pride Concert

Miley Cyrus/Capital Pride
Entertainment
Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus will headline the 2017 Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 & PRIDE Radio. ...
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New Nevada Law Requires Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agencies to Respect Gender Identity of Youth in Care

Politics National
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Tuesday signed Assembly Bill 99, a bill that requires child welfare and juvenile justice agencies in Nevada to treat transgender children in their care in accordance with their gender identity. ...
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Weinstein Co. Protests the MPAA ‘R’ Rating of Sarandon, Fanning, Watts Film ‘3 Generations’

Elle Fanning as Ray in '3 Generations'
Entertainment
Susan Sarandon, who stars in the film as Ray’s grandmother commented, “3 Generations is an important movie for everyone to see, especially transgender youth who are feeling isolated." ...
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Report Finds U.S. Criminal Justice System Endangers LGBTQ Youth

National
The Unjust report highlights several factors in the overrepresentation of LGBT young people in the juvenile justice system. ...
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Florida Removes LGBTQ Youth Protective Language from Family Services Department

National
LGBT protections were quietly removed after pressure from far-right religious groups and a review from Gov. Rick Scott’s office. ...
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