WATCH: Miss. Teen Bullied by Classmates, Teachers; Files Suit Against School
December 17 2013 4:10 PM ET

WATCH: Miss. Teen Bullied by Classmates, Teachers

Sunnivie Brydum

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a Mississippi school district repeatedly ignored a student's pleas for help combating the bullying to which she was routinely subjected.

WATCH: New 'It Gets Better' Campaign Aimed at Russian LGBT Youth
December 05 2013 6:33 PM ET

WATCH: It Gets Better Speaks to Russian LGBT Youth

Jase Peeples

The organization that has brought hope to millions of LGBT people around the world responds to Russia’s antigay laws with a new campaign.

WATCH: Students Stand Up for Bullied Classmate
November 25 2013 6:28 PM ET

WATCH: Students Stand Up for Bullied Classmate

Jase Peeples

When a first-grader with speech issues began to be bullied at school in Bridgewater, Mass., several of his fellow students banded together to show their support with a heartwarming gesture.

WATCH: Kansas Teen Suspended for Carrying Purse
November 08 2013 1:18 PM ET

WATCH: Kansas Teen Suspended for Carrying Purse

Sunnivie Brydum

A 13-year-old boy in Garnett, Kan., says he was suspended from school after he refused to remove his Vera Bradley purse.

Former Defense Secretary Gates Will Lead Boy Scouts
October 30 2013 6:56 PM ET

Former Defense Secretary Gates Will Lead Boy Scouts

Trudy Ring

Robert Gates assisted in the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' and now goes to an organization lifting a ban on gay youth.

TrevorLIVE Will Honor Mormon Adam White, Toyota
October 25 2013 5:17 PM ET

TrevorLIVE Will Honor Mormon Adam White, Toyota

Jonathan Carmona

TheTrevor Project just announced its honorees for the 15th Annual TrevorLIVE event, which will take place on December 8 in in Los Angeles.

October Is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
October 21 2013 2:58 PM ET

October Is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Daniel Reynolds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is drawing attention to the plight of young people during October, which is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

'An Evening Under The Stars' Raises Millions for L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
October 21 2013 2:17 PM ET

PHOTOS: Hollywood Raises Millions for LGBT Homeless

Lucas Grindley

Director Roland Emmerich invited some big-name Hollywood stars over to his Los Angeles home this weekend, and together they raised $2.9 million.

Who Wore Purple on #SpiritDay?
October 18 2013 4:00 AM ET

Who Wore Purple on Spirit Day?

Advocate.com Editors

People of all ages across the country made a spirited stand on Thursday.

Out and Proud: LGBT Youth Share Their Stories
October 17 2013 4:00 AM ET

Out and Proud: LGBT Youth Share Their Stories

Nicholas Cimarusti

October is an important month for supporting LGBT youth. In honor of National Coming Out Day earlier this month and Spirit Day today, these videos feature stories of empowered youth and their positive coming-out tales.

IT'S SPIRIT DAY: Follow It Live All Day
October 17 2013 2:00 AM ET

IT'S SPIRIT DAY: Follow It Live All Day

Advocate.com Editors

Thursday is national Spirit Day, and the #SpiritDay tag is filled with purple (its official color).

Sigourney Weaver: Gay Rights Are 'The Big Battle of Our Time'
October 16 2013 3:00 AM ET

Sigourney Weaver: Gay Rights Are 'Big Battle of Our Time'

Jerry Portwood

With the re-release of Prayers For Bobby on DVD, the Hollywood star discusses Russia's homophobic laws, how gorillas are superior to humans, and why parents need to trust their children.

WATCH: Transgender, Lesbian Students Crowned Homecoming Royalty
October 13 2013 7:18 PM ET

WATCH: Transgender, Lesbian Students Crowned Homecoming Royalty

Trudy Ring

Students around the nation continue to use races for homecoming court to make a statement about LGBT rights. This weekend saw winners in Iowa and on Long Island.

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