WATCH: 'Christian' Family's Terrifying Response to Son Coming Out
August 28 2014 11:33 AM ET August 28 2014 6:20 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Family's Terrifying Response to Coming Out

Sunnivie Brydum

When Daniel Pierce told his extended family he was gay, he didn't expect the violent, hateful reaction he received. He is now staying with a family friend, away from his abusers.

Philly-Area Trans Teen Commits Suicide on Train Tracks
August 21 2014 6:54 PM ET

Philly-Area Trans Teen Commits Suicide on Train Tracks

Mitch Kellaway

Riley Moscatel's highly public suicide is indicative of a troubling trend: Trans people have an exponentially higher rate of suicide attempts than nontrans folks.

40 Under 40: Jack Andraka Shows LGBT Youth Being a Gay Scientist Isn't Just a Theory
August 19 2014 10:00 AM ET

Jack Andraka Shows Youth Gay Scientists Aren't Theoretical

Jase Peeples

The Fighters: Looking around in the lab, Jack Andraka seemed to be the only LGBT person, but the brainy teen says he came out so he wouldn't be alone.

40 Under 40: Calvin Stowell Inspires Activism, One Tweet at a Time
August 18 2014 11:20 AM ET

Calvin Stowell Inspires Activism, One Tweet at a Time

Daniel Reynolds

The Networkers: Calvin Stowell, the director of digital and content at Do Something, knows how to use social media to make the world a better place.

2014 List Of Top LGBT Schools Includes More Southern And Religious Campuses
August 15 2014 11:13 AM ET

Did Your School Make The List of Top LGBT Colleges?

Michelle Garcia

Campus Pride's annual index of LGBT-friendly colleges and universities has expanded this year to show the improvements of more schools across the country.

After Suicide, Gay Teen's Eye Donation Rejected Due to Sexual Orientation
August 13 2014 3:32 PM ET

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

Daniel Reynolds

After her 16-year-old son committed suicide, an Iowa mother was outraged to learn that some of his organs had been rejected for donation because he was gay.

WATCH: Trans Youth of Color Talk Homelessness, HIV 'In Their Own Words'
August 13 2014 7:05 AM ET

WATCH: Trans Youth of Color Talk Homelessness, HIV

Mitch Kellaway

With rates of LGBT youth homelessness and HIV on the upswing, and with trans youth of color particularly vulnerable, it's time to ignite a conversation.

Delaware School Board Eliminates Summer Reading List Over Lesbian Content
August 13 2014 6:14 AM ET

School Board Scraps Summer Reading List Over Lesbian Content

Mitch Kellaway

In one Delaware school district, officials say it's safer to forgo summer reading assignments altogether than expose teens to queer characters.

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event
August 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event

Jase Peeples

Celebrities combined their star power for a good cause that prepares and trains young adults on how to become LGBT allies.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?
August 08 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

Daniel Reynolds

In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.

STUDY: What Factors Besides Sexuality Contribute to LGBT Suicide Rates?
August 06 2014 5:00 PM ET

STUDY: What Factors Besides Sexuality Contribute to LGBT Suicide Rates?

Mitch Kellaway

A new study teases out certain striking complexities within the broad group of teens commonly 'lumped' into the same 'LGBT youth' category.

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