Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth


Subaru of America, Inc. today proudly announced its partnership with PFLAG, a national organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program. Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National and its network of chapters across the country to ensure that all youth – regardless of their family background or personal identity – are welcomed and accepted at school.

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students


Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization's history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community College Scholarship Program thanks to continued support from Wells Fargo.

In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom

In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom


When Taylor Ries’ prom was canceled after a fight over her desire to bring a same-sex date, some locals stepped in to hold it—in the name of LGBT inclusion.

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference


Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in America every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT.

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.