Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’

Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’


As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth


Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an LGBT ceremony on Feb. 12 in the city of Saga to encourage and congratulate those who had reached the age of 20 over the past year.

China's new multibillion-dollar target market: LGBT youth

China's new multibillion-dollar target market: LGBT youth


China's Spring Festival, which celebrates the lunar New Year, is the ultimate test for fledgling romances. A partner's invitation to meet family signals commitment; but for China's LGBT population, the holiday creates disproportionate stress. Only 5 percent of them have come out of the closet, and they are, as a group, under remarkable pressure to get married to someone of the opposite sex.

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people


Bobby Cushman was a truck driver and then a Realtor. Then he was a truck driver and was a Realtor again.

They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year

They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year


Honouring Australians who make us proud, the Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of inspiring Australians.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

With finalists from all over the country announced yesterday, two prominent gay Australians stood out in the 2017 category for Young Australian of the Year; musician, performer, YouTube personality and social activist Troye Sivan, and diversity and inclusion champion Jason Ball.