When teens become parents, they instantly become victims of discrimination, judgment, and stereotyping, not only from their peers, but from school staff as well.
Title IX is an enormously important law for female athletes – no other law has done more to expand opportunities for women and girls in athletics. But what many people don’t know is that the benefits and protections of Title IX aren’t limited to athletics.
For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.
It’s not surprising that a vaccine has no effect on adolescent sexual behavior. What is surprising is that fear of “sluttiness” is the number-one reason parents decide not to vaccinate their kids against HPV.
The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.
This so-called positive assembly’s messages were anti-abortion, anti-woman, pro-slavery, anti-gay and anti-tolerance, if the message was delivered in the name of G-d and with a smile, does that make it ‘positive’?
Abstinence-only programs, with their emphasis on purity, marriage, and heterosexuality, create hostile environments that perpetuate the growth of rule-enforcing bullies, one slut-shaming, homophobic class at a time.
A new project from GLSEN asks young people and adults to pledge to put an end to bullying. Over 96,000 people have taken the pledge, but we have to do so much more.
Following in the footsteps of 45 other states, Michigan was poised to adopt legislation that would require schools to develop an anti-bullying policy. At the last minute, however, language was added to the bill that places LGBTQ students in more danger instead of less: a specific allowance for bullying that is done in the name of religious belief.
A new R&B song has centered young queer men of Color, violence, bullying, and suicide. How can we use this video to begin and continue discussions around these events and experiences?