Category: Coming Out

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Miami teachers intend to help students feel safe under “Don’t Say Gay”

Teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools — the largest school district in Florida — are about to start their first… read more… Miami teachers intend to help students feel safe under “Don’t Say Gay”

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Disney to launch ad with transgender teen

Disney and three other major media companies will reportedly air a new public service announcement featuring a transgender teen created… read more… Disney to launch ad with transgender teen

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Queer youth say Florida’s parental rights legislation will erase them

Opponents of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education (aka “Don’t Say Gay”) believe the vagueness of the bill’s language remove all… read more… Queer youth say Florida’s parental rights legislation will erase them

Posted in Coming Out Politics

Daughter of homophobic senator comes out

On her now-private TikTok account, Caroline Cruz, 13, shared a video telling her viewers what it’s like being the daughter… read more… Daughter of homophobic senator comes out

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Online resources to help LGBTQ youth find support

Two organizations are working to counter discrimination and meet the needs of young queer people, regardless of their location and… read more… Online resources to help LGBTQ youth find support

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The pandemic worsened young people’s mental health crisis

The US surgeon general warned that young people are facing “devastating” mental health effects as a result of the challenges… read more… The pandemic worsened young people’s mental health crisis

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LGBTQ+ youth contemplate suicide at nearly three times the rate of straight youth

Suicide remains a major concern, especially within the LGBTQ community. A 2019 study found young LGBTQ people are five times more… read more… LGBTQ+ youth contemplate suicide at nearly three times the rate of straight youth

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Rise in U.S. teens identifying as LGBT

Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds who said they identified as “non-heterosexual” rose from 8.3% to… read more… Rise in U.S. teens identifying as LGBT

Posted in Coming Out Parents

More and more Gen Z boys are coming out to parents

A landmark new study has found that LGBTQ boys from Gen Z (1998 to 2010) are much more comfortable being… read more… More and more Gen Z boys are coming out to parents

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Western New York responds to mental health issues of LGBTQ+ youth

Mahlia Lowell of Cheektowaga, New York has spent most of her life knowing and accepting that she’s a member of… read more… Western New York responds to mental health issues of LGBTQ+ youth